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Updated May 17, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Divers find body of drowned teenager in Bartlett Lake

PHOENIX - Divers have recovered the body of a teenage male who drowned in Bartlett Lake on Saturday.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Officer Christ Hegstrom said 17-year-old Pablo Salgado was swimming at Rattlesnake Cove with family and friends when he went under the water about 9:30 a.m.

"It's a tragic accident," Hegstrom said. "According to witnesses he had swam across Rattlesnake Cove a couple times."

For a reason MCSO investigators are trying to determine, Salgado went under the water while swimming back from the other side of the cove.

"We believe he did call for help but the group he was with was unable to get to him quick enough," Hegstrom said.

Divers located Salgado's body around 12:30 p.m.

Hegstrom said it's important for swimmers to know their limits and use flotation devices if necessary.

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A southern California native, Mark Remillard began working in radio in 2010 while in community college as a host of late night and weekend programming for publicly supported 88.5 FM KSBR. While working through college, Mark also interned for the Bill Handel Radio Program at Los Angeles' KFI AM640, where he began his work in journalism. Mark moved to Arizona in August 2012 to finish his bachelor's degree at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and graduated in August 2014. Mark began working as a reporter for KTAR in November 2012.


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