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Teenager dies after jumping off cliff near Mohave Rock on Colorado River

Boy was attempting a flip off of cliff
Posted: 11:54 AM, Jul 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-06 20:21:45-04

LAKE HAVASU CITY, ARIZ. (KTNV) — A 16-year-old male is dead after jumping off a cliff near Mohave Rock , just north of the Sand Bar, on the Colorado River near Lake Havasu City.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office Division of Boating Safety was notified at 4:20 p.m. July 5 that the boy had jumped and did not resurface.

The Division of Boating Safety began investigating with assistance from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and San Bernardino County Fire Department. Dive teams and side scan sonar were used for underwater searches while others search the shoreline.

The teenager's body was located at approximately 9:15 a.m. July 6. He has been identified as Chance Huerta of Victorville, California.

It was determined that teenager was trying to do a flip off the cliff and landed wrong.