MCSO: 17-year-old boy missing at Lake Pleasant

LAKE PLEASANT, AZ - The Maricopa County Sheriff's Department is searching for a 17-year-old boy reported missing near the Desert Tortoise campground at Lake Pleasant.

MCSO spokesman Christopher Hegstrom said deputies received a call around 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon that the teen had gone under water and never resurfaced.

Hegstrom said the the teen and his two friends were in the water celebrating his birthday. The victim's floatation device apparently burst, sending him into the water.

The sheriff's office dive team searched the lake Friday night and plan to resume the search Saturday morning.

The victim's family told deputies the teen has a history of seizures. Hegstrom said the official cause of death will be determined by medical examiners once the body is recovered.

Stay with for updates on this developing story.


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