Body of Deceased Victorville Teen Found in Lake Havasu

Body of Deceased Victorville Teen Found in Lake Havasu


LAKE HAVASU, AZ.Authorities have recovered the body of a 16-year-old Victorville boy who was reported missing on Friday.

At around 4:20 p.m., the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety was notified that Chance Huerta had jumped off of a cliff near Mojave Rock in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He went into the water resurfaced briefly, then disappeared back into the water, a witness reported

The search began with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the San Bernardino County Fire Department all assisting in the search. Dive teams and side scan sonar were used for underwater searches, while Search and Rescue Units were activated for shoreline and aerial searches.

At around 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019, the deceased teen was located by side scan sonar and recovered by divers. Authorities said that Huerta attempted to do a flip off of the cliff and landed wrong. The investigation is ongoing.

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