Missing Lake Pleasant boater Brad Johnson found alive

A man who was reported missing at Lake Pleasant Sunday has been found alive, according to MSCO.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office officials said a 911 call was received at 11 p.m. on Sunday from a person who did not see his friend Brad Johnson for ten minutes.

The caller told MCSO they were on a boat and had been drinking. MCSO believed Johnson, 31, rolled off the back of a boat and went under the water.

The boat was reportedly moored in the Humbug Cove area of the lake with 18 other boats during a rave-type party, MCSO says

The MCSO dive team searched the water on Sunday night and continued the search Monday.

Johnson was found by deputies safe near the marina around 2 p.m. Monday.

Johnson told sheriff's detectives that there was an altercation on the boat and that he jumped out to get on another boat. Instead, he swam to shore and attempted to make his way back to the marina overnight, but was "intoxicated and disoriented," MCSO says.

Johnson also told officers that he saw the MCSO helicopter looking for him overnight.

A jet skier was able to pick Johnson up and bring him to the marina.

MCSO says detectives are looking into the circumstances of the case.

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