ARIZONA, United States — Two days after being reported missing, 20-year-old Yuma resident Brian Vasquez was found dead by a kayaker on the Colorado River, according to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office. Two days after being separated from a group of river floats on the Colorado River, 20-year-old Yuma resident Brian Vasquez was found dead by a kayaker, according to a spokesperson for the County Sheriff’s Office. Yuma.
After being separated from the group of people he was rafting with on the Colorado River, Vasquez was last seen at 6:30 a.m. Monday and reported missing. According to reports, the gang made several attempts to get out of the river at Hidden Cove RV Park; however, Vasquez was unable to do so. Other members of the group saw him dive underwater and then submerged for some time.
Authorities searched for Vasquez in the water throughout Monday evening and into Tuesday morning, but could not find him. A kayaker who was in the area just after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning called YCSO to report that they had discovered Vasquez’s body east of the RV park. The Yuma County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on Vasquez and confirmed he was deceased. Authorities have not provided any details regarding the cause of death.
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