Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
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Press Release

Drowning At Tanque Verde Falls

Sent on 7/28/2013 10:36:15 PM

On July 28, 2013, at 4:58 p.m., Rincon District deputies responded to a call reference a rescue involving a possible drowning victim at Tanque Verde Falls. The information received prior to their arrival, was a man was seen jumping from a cliff into a pool of water and sustained a head injury in the process. The man did not immediately resurface and bystanders in the area immediately reacted by getting the man out of the water. When they got him out of the water, he was unconscious and not breathing. The bystanders immediately started life saving techniques until deputies arrived a few minutes later. Upon arrival, deputies took over the scene and assisted the individuals who were rendering aid. Paramedics arrived a short time later and assessed the victim, who was later pronounced deceased on scene. The man was described as a 29-year-old Caucasian male from the Tucson area. Witnesses were interviewed by deputies and all gave a similar account of what had occurred. The Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit and the Arizona Department of Public Safety Air Unit also assisted in the rescue.


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