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The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office and Buckskin Fire Department responded to a report of “found human remains” in the Colorado River Monday morning, but happily found the skeletons to be fake.
On Monday, May 4, 2015 at approximately 10 a.m., the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area of Cienega Springs boat launch in regards to a report of found human remains. The reporting person stated that they were out snorkeling when they noticed skeletal remains at the bottom of the river.
Sheriff’s Office personnel met with members of the Buckskin Fire Department who sent one of their divers down to investigate. The diver took an underwater camera and video recorded the footage as he saw it, which was posted to the Sheriff’s Department Facebook page and is included above.
When Firefighter Foerstner located the alleged remains, he found it to be an “underwater tea-party with two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs.”
Although the call itself was resource intensive, both the Sheriff’s Office and Buckskin Fire were happy to find that the remains weren’t real and thanked the reporting party for making the call.