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Body found in Lake Powell

Posted at 8:08 PM, Sep 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-11 22:08:31-04

LAKE POWELL – Boaters spotted a dead body in Lake Powell Wednesday, and authorities believe they know who the dead person is.

The decomposed body was spotted near Lake Canyon, just north of Hall’s Crossing, around noon on Wednesday. The area is in the San Juan County portion of the lake.

The National Parks Service doesn’t suspect any foul play, and they think the body could be that of a man who was killed in 2007. That man, Donald Simmons of Calhan, Colorado, died after a slab of rock fell on a pontoon boat he was on.

The body of the other victim in that accident, Mary Simmons, was recovered at the time of the accident.

The body will be taken to a medical examiner for an autopsy and to be identified.