MCSO: Intoxicated man drowned after falling into Lake Pleasant from boat

LAKE PLEASANT, AZ - Divers have recovered the body of a 30-year-old man from Lake Pleasant.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Hegstrom said in a news release that their office received a call of a missing person just after 8 a.m. Sunday.

Hegstrom said Christopher James Starcovic was last seen around 3 a.m. on a 27-foot cabin cruiser boat which was anchored in Humbug Cove at the lake.

Hegstrom said the boat was anchored about 50 yards off shore and water depths are about 39 feet in the area.

There were three other adults, including one family member, onboard the boat where everyone had planned on spending the night.

Hegstrom said Starcovic did not know how to swim and preliminary information gathered indicates the victim was drinking on the boat.

The MCSO Lake Patrol Dive Team and the Phoenix Police Dive Team searched underwater in the area, finding the body just after 2 p.m.

Hegstrom said preliminary information indicates Starcovic was extremely intoxicated and fell into the water.

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