Drowning victim recovered, identified as missing Blythe man

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A missing Blythe man’s body has been recovered in an area of the Colorado River between Blythe and Ehrenberg known as ‘Gilligan’s Island.’

Around 10am Tuesday morning, after a search lasting almost 3 days, boating officers from the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department located the body of Lashawn Jamison, 2 miles downstream from where he disappeared on Saturday. He was located approximately 1.5 miles south of the I-10 bridge.

Dive teams had been searching since several agencies responded to a report that a man was struggling to stay afloat in chest-deep water. The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office, Ehrenberg Fire Department, Parker Fire Department, Quartzsite Police Department and the Riverside Sheriff’s Office all responded but were unable to locate Lashawn.

Boats and helicopter were used during the search, which concluded Tuesday.

“We are very sorry for the family’s loss but we are thankful we could offer closure in this situation,” said Sheriff’s Lieutenant Curt Bagby.

7 comments

  1. Diana Rodriguez

    Yeah, ayer estaba viendo que es el que les dije que se abia desaparecido el sabado y segun ya lo abian encontrado, pero no era verdad, aun lo estaban buscando

  2. The Blythe Poilce department Helped in the search of this young man as well. This a very sad ending for this young man. He was a very nice and plight young man.

  3. This was my brother, he meant the world to me. He was with the rest of our family, I wasn’t there and I wish I could have been there to help. I know the people that were with him helped him and tried to save him with everything they had.

  4. Jenelle Tollefson

    I don’t think anyone actual saw him drown. He had been missing for days. Search teams had been looking for him.

  5. My deepest condolences to This boys family you will be in are prayers my sons went to school and were friends with Lashawn..

  6. Candi Evans

    It’s not always possible to get to someone struggling as the river is swift in lots of places. It’s a sad thing when this happens and sad to say alcohol played a factor.

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