MONTICELLO, Utah — Authorities say a body found floating in the waters of
Lake Powell may belong to a Colorado fisherman missing since a rock slide in
San Juan County deputies say a group of boaters reported the discovery about
noon Wednesday in the Lake Canyon area.
Authorities recovered the decomposing body and are taking it to the Utah state
medical examiner’s office for an autopsy and identification. Deputies say
there’s no evidence of foul play.
Officials suspect the body belongs to Calhan, Colo. resident Donald Simmons,
who has been missing for nearly six years.
Deputies say he and Mary Simmons had been fishing Sept. 28, 2007, when a slab
of rock fell from an overhang and landed on the couple’s pontoon boat.
Authorities recovered Mary Simmons’ body, but never found Donald’s.