Peoria, AZ (November 16, 2019) – A diver at Lake Pleasant died Saturday evening after taking part in a scuba event at the harbor near Peoria.
According to reports from a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Enriquez, the 55-year-old man was diving with a group of 10 divers near the Lake Pleasant harbor around 8:00 p.m. when he began to have difficulties with his diving equipment. When he was pulled out of the water, the man wasn’t responsive.
Enriquez says CPR efforts were made to revive the man before local EMTs arrived at the scene. However, the man died at the scene before paramedics were able to transport him to an area hospital. MCSO Lake Patrol detectives have taken over the investigation, and though the man’s name has not been released, the drowning accident remains under investigation.
Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Due to the warm, dry weather in Arizona, most people have their own pools or participate in recreational swimming at nearby bodies of water. Statistically, those who live near water or have exposure to water elements are more likely to experience drowning resulting in injury or death.
Drowning accidents can result in tragic, unforeseen circumstances for victims and their families. From long-term physical problems to emotional trauma or even death, victims and their families must cope with catastrophic situations in the aftermath of a drowning accident. But those affected by these unfortunate incidents can contact a personal injury lawyer, especially when they’ve been involved in drowning accidents due to the negligent actions of other parties.
ELG Law’s premise liability attorneys have years of experience when it comes to seeking justice for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.
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