According to a press statement from the National Park Service, an Ohio man died on Thursday after he jumped off a rock into Lake Powell from the Utah side. Cory Ryan Ehrnschwender, 36, was identified as the victim. He was originally from Cincinnati.
An anonymous 911 caller reported around midday that a person had died after falling over a cliff at the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, around a quarter of a mile south of Buoy 89.
About 89 miles from the Glen Canyon Dam is where you’ll find the buoy in Utah’s Kane County. Ehrnschwender jumped from a height of 50 feet, and according to eyewitnesses, he never came back up for air after hitting the sea.
The tweet below verifies the news:
36-year-old Ohio man dies after cliff-jumping in Lake Powell https://t.co/O0vIE4DBPt
— azcentral (@azcentral) July 23, 2023
Utah Department of Natural Resources officers, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, and rangers from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area started looking for the missing people. The Utah Department of Public Safety Dive Team used sonar to locate and retrieve Ehrnschwender’s body from around 30 feet of water on Friday morning.
The Utah State Medical Examiner in Salt Lake is currently performing an autopsy as part of the official investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. Recreational jumps or dives from heights greater than 15 feet above Lake Powell are illegal, according to local authorities.
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