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Body of Utah man found in waters of Lake Powell

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PAGE, AZ (CBS5) -

The body of a Salt Lake City, UT, man who apparently drowned was recovered from Lake Powell on Wednesday.

The National Park Service said Pejman Pourhassan, 40, was reported missing Sept. 21 after going for a swim in the lake.

Witnesses said he jumped off a wakeboard boat and was swimming to a houseboat when he yelled for help, according to a Glen Canyon National Recreation Area spokeswoman.

Members of Pourhassan's group tried to help the victim, but he slipped under water before they could reach him, the spokeswoman said.

The body was found about 100 feet under the lake surface and the 13-day search covered about 3 1/2 square miles in Gunsight Bay, the spokeswoman said.

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