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GCSO: 19-year-old dies in drowning at Salt River Dam

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Posted at 8:19 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 12:56:01-04

ROOSEVELT, AZ — A 19-year-old man has died in a drowning at the Salt River east of Roosevelt Lake.

Gila County Sheriffs Office Deputies say at around 3:28 p.m. they received a call of a possible drowning in the Salt River Diversion Dam Intake area.

Officials say one male jumped off the rocks into the water and did not resurface.

GSCO deputies say at around 4:37 p.m. 19-year-old Gabriel Carl Monroe Fletcher was recovered from the river and pronounced dead.

Rescuers from several agencies including, Tonto Rim Search and Rescue Swift Water Team, Gila County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Dive Team and the Tri City Fire Department responded to the scene to aid GCSO.