Searchers on Wednesday found the body of a 61-year-old Georgia man who drowned in Lake Powell two days ago while trying to help his wife.
The body of Joe Coffield, of Snellville, Ga., was found at about 11 am. Wednesday, according to the Kane County Sheriff's Office.
On Monday at about 1 p.m., Coffield and his wife were in a rental boat near buoy No. 12 at the entrance to Warm Creek Bay, when the woman who was swimming with a life jacket on began to drift away from the boat. The husband jumped into the water to try to help his wife when he disappeared and was presumed drowned, the sheriff's office reported.