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MCSO: Body found after man goes missing at Salt River

Salt River
Posted at 3:36 PM, Jun 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-15 15:31:16-04

TONTO BASIN, AZ — Sheriff officials say a body has been found after a man was reported missing at the Salt River near the Water Users Recreation Site in Tonto Basin Sunday afternoon.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said Monday that the body was recovered Sunday night.

Sheriff officials said the man was identified as 20-year-old Eduardo Martinez Martinez.

Just before 2 p.m. Sunday, authorities said Martinez tried to swim across the river with friends when he went under and never resurfaced.

Deputies responded to the area and searched for Martinez by air, land, and boat but were unsuccessful.

Authorities said an MCSO dive team later responded to start an underwater search.

No other details were provided.