PAGE, Ariz. A 17-year-old San Juan County boy drowned Sunday in Lake Powell.
Derrick Radley Bedoni, of Oljato, was swimming with family and friends in Farley Canyon near Hite, according to a statement from the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Bedoni was attempting to swim across the canyon with a friend when he began to struggle about 35 yards from shore.
The friend tried to help Bedoni, but could not do so alone, park officials said. Other family members began swimming toward Bedoni, but they could not reach him before he went under water.
National Park Service Rangers recovered the boy's body in 19 feet of water Monday.