MCSO: Chandler man drowns while out on on Salt River on Saturday

Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-14 14:06:32-04

Authorities say one person has drowned while out on the Salt River Saturday.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of 28-year-old Kolawole Emmanuel Tanimojo of Chandler.

People called 911 after seeing a man struggling in the water at Gold Tree, near Fox Trail, and called 911. They pulled Tanimojo out of the water after he was reportedly underwater for 4-5 minutes, MCSO said.

Those who pulled him out started CPR until deputies arrived. Efforts to save the man's life continued, but he was pronounced dead just before 5 p.m.

No other information was immediately available.