Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
PAGE, Ariz. — Boaters at Lake Powell encountered a body Wednesday believed to be a fisherman killed in 2007 when a slab of rock fell onto his boat.
The decomposing body was spotted about noon near the Lake Canyon area of Lake Powell, according to the San Juan County Sheriff's office. There are no signs of foul play.
The Utah Medical Examiner's Office has been tasked with identifying the body, whom deputies and National Park Service rangers believe to be Donald Simmons of Calhan, Colo.
Simmons and his wife, Mary, were killed while they were fishing Sept. 28, 2007, when a 250-square-foot slab of rock fell from an alcove onto their boat, capsizing it. Simmons' body was not found following the accident.
At the time of the accident, a spokeswoman for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area said the search through 150-feet-deep water was complicated by poor visibility and underwater trees.
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