Double drowning

Mohave County Sheriff's Office is still searching for the second victim of a double drowning near Topock Gorge, and they're urging boaters to avoid the area.

The incident happened Thursday afternoon on the Colorado River about 15 miles north of Lake Havasu City. According to a press release from MCSO, the victims were a husband and wife from Valley Center, California.

The male victim was identified as 75-year-old James Weaver. According to the release, Weaver jumped into the water to assist his wife after she jumped in to retrieve a lost personal item.

MCSO divers are up against nature as they search. In addition to any weather, the river's strong current, underwater obstructions, high boating traffic and variation of depths make searching for drowning victims challenging.

This story will be updated as more information is found.

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