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The Mohave County Sheriff's boats

A Havasu Lake man was found dead on Thursday afternoon by local authorities after he jumped from a cliff in Lake Havasu earlier in the day.

After being initially reported missing, Dane Jay Shields, 28, of Havasu Lake, California, was discovered by a team of divers from Lake Havasu Police Department just after 4 p.m. near a Lake Havasu landmark known as the Sandbar.

According to Sheriff’s officials, Shields was seen leaping from a cliff at the Sandbar. The victim disappeared beneath the surface, witnesses reported, and did not resurface.

The investigation is ongoing.

This has been the second such disappearance in little more than one month, after the July 6 disappearance of a Victorville teenager under similar circumstances. The victim in that case attempted to perform a flip while leaping from a cliff at the sandbar, and landed poorly, witnesses said in July. His body was located the following morning with assistance from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, the Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

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