ARIZONA NEWS

81-year-old man dies after falling off kayak in Salt River in Mesa

Mar 19, 2023, 10:00 AM

Pebble Beach Recreation Site. (Facebook Photo/Damon Hanson)...

Pebble Beach Recreation Site. (Facebook Photo/Damon Hanson)

(Facebook Photo/Damon Hanson)

PHOENIX — The body of an 81-year-old kayaker was pulled out of the Salt River in Mesa over the weekend, authorities said.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies responded to a possible drowning around noon at the Pebble Beach Recreation Site off of Bush Highway, according to a press release.

The 911 caller told authorities the man, whose name has not been released, had fallen off his kayak and did not resurface.

He was pulled out of the water by other kayakers who began administering first aid, until Lake Patrol Deputies took over first aid when they arrived on scene, authorities said.

The man was pronounced dead at the site by medical personnel, MCSO said.

An investigation remains ongoing.

No additional information was available.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Multiple winning five-figure Arizona Lottery tickets have been sold in Arizona this week. (AP Photo...

KTAR.com

Multiple 5-figure-winning lottery tickets, including $50,000 Powerball slip, sold in Arizona

Multiple winning five-figure Arizona Lottery tickets have been sold in Arizona this week, including a $50,000 Powerball slip.

5 hours ago

The U.S. Department of Justice is expected to make an announcement Thursday about the investigation...

KTAR.com

DOJ expected to release findings from investigation into Phoenix Police Department

The DOJ is expected to make an announcement Thursday about the investigation into civil rights allegations against Phoenix PD.

5 hours ago

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 06: Arizona republican U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake looks on as former U...

Associated Press

Kari Lake loses appeals court challenge for 2022 Arizona gubernatorial race

Republican Kari Lake has lost an Arizona appeals court challenge arguing that thousands of Phoenix-area mail ballot signatures were not properly verified when she lost the 2022 governor election to Democrat Katie Hobbs.

7 hours ago

US 60 was closed in both directions near Wickenburg due to the Rose Fire, according to the Arizona ...

KTAR.com

US 60 closed in both directions near Wickenburg due to Rose Fire

US 60 was closed in both directions near Wickenburg due to the Rose Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

7 hours ago

Jill Biden will be coming to Phoenix on Saturday. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)...

KTAR.com

Jill Biden coming to Phoenix on Saturday for outreach event aimed at older voters

First lady Jill Biden is coming to Phoenix on Saturday for an event that will look to appeal to older voters.

8 hours ago

Over 50 people were displaced after a fire destroyed five mobile homes in west Phoenix on Wednesday...

KTAR.com

Over 50 people displaced after fire destroys 5 mobile homes in Phoenix

Over 50 people were displaced after a fire destroyed five mobile homes in west Phoenix on Wednesday afternoon, according PFD.

9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

DESERT INSTITUTE FOR SPINE CARE

Desert Institute for Spine Care is the place for weekend warriors to fix their back pain

Spring has sprung and nothing is better than March in Arizona. The temperatures are perfect and with the beautiful weather, Arizona has become a hotbed for hikers, runners, golfers, pickleball players and all types of weekend warriors.

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.

81-year-old man dies after falling off kayak in Salt River in Mesa