Capsized Boat Leaves One Dead At Roosevelt

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A person died Thursday morning when a boat capsized on Roosevelt Lake.

About 6 a.m., the Gila County Sheriff’s Office received word that five people were in the water near the Ringtail boat ramp.

Deputies found three people wearing life preservers holding onto a capsized boat. A fourth individual had already made it to shore while a fifth person was dead in the water, according to officials.

The identity of the deceased has been confirmed, but will not be released until notification to the family is made.

The investigation remains ongoing and further information could be released.

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