Phoenix man drowns as he swims at Lake Pleasant
PHOENIX -- A 38-year-old man died Sunday in a drowning north of Phoenix at Lake Pleasant.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says Nelson Gomez Rivas of Phoenix went below the water's surface as he tried to swim across a cove.
He is believed to either have become fatigued or distressed before he went under.
A nearby person pulled Rivas from the water and began CPR.
Rivas was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
It's not yet known whether alcohol was a factor in the death.