Cesar Chavez High School student found dead at Show Low Lake

Jul 18, 2023, 11:58 AM | Updated: 2:37 pm

Search efforts continued Tuesday, July 18 2023, after Christopher Hampton, a Phoenix, Arizona, high...

(Christopher Hampton - Photos via Navajo County Sheriff's Office)

(Christopher Hampton - Photos via Navajo County Sheriff's Office)

PHOENIX — The search for a Phoenix high school student who went missing Monday night at Show Low Lake has come to a tragic end.

Christopher Hampton, 15, was found dead by rescue personnel, according to a Navajo County Sherriff’s Office press release.

A 911 caller reported Hampton missing around 8 p.m. Monday, the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office said.

The teen attended Cesar Chavez High School and was participating in a football camp in the area, ABC15 reported.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office dive team arrived at the lake Tuesday morning to join the search efforts.

Show Low police officers, Navajo County Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Timber Mesa Fire Department responded to the scene Monday and conducted boat, ground and air searches.

All three Navajo County search and rescue groups have been activated, and an Arizona Department of Public Safety air rescue team was also on the scene.

Show Low Lake is located about 180 miles northeast of Phoenix, between Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside.

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Cesar Chavez High School student found dead at Show Low Lake