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MCSO: Divers locate woman's body, man seriously hurt after boat capsizes at Lake Pleasant

Posted at 5:03 PM, Apr 02, 2021

LAKE PLEASANT, AZ — Sheriff officials say a woman's body was located and her husband is in "extremely critical condition" after their boat capsized Friday afternoon at Lake Pleasant.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said just before 4 p.m., Michael and Shannon Hitchcock, 51, were traveling on their powerboat near South Barker Island, located on the northeastern part of Lake Pleasant, between Coles Wash and Humbug Creek.

The powerboat lost control and rolled over several times, ejecting both people.

Authorities say witnesses helped Michael but Shannon submerged into the lake.

Michael was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries and is in extremely critical condition, according to MCSO.

At about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, drivers located Shannon and she was brought to the surface.

MCSO is still investigating what caused the boat to lose control.