The Glen Canyon Dive Team has recovered the body of an 18-year-old Colorado man, who disappeared in the water after jumping off a cliff near the confluence of the Forbidding and Bridge canyons on Lake Powell.
The body of Jason Pfeif, of Colorado Springs, was discovered Thursday around 10:50 a.m. and recovered at 2:30 p.m. Pfeif disappeared about 3 p.m. Wednesday, National Park Service spokeswoman Stephanie Dubois said.The "Canyon Odyssey" tour operators contacted the Park Service about Pfeif after being flagged down on the water by Pfeif's friends.
The spot where the man disappeared is about 200 yards above the intersection of the two canyons. Rangers estimate the drop from the cliff where he jumped is about 50 feet. Water depth at that spot is between 45 and 55 feet, Dubois said.