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Crews have found the body of a man who drowned Thursday in Lake Powell.
The body of Allen Robert Delay, 51, from Lewistown, Mont., was retrieved Friday night. It was found near Lone Rock in Wahweap Bay in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, according to a news release from the Kane County Sheriff's Office.
His body was located about 4:30 p.m. using a side-scan sonar. The Utah Department of Public Safety dive team used a remote operated vehicle to retrieved his body from 74 feet below the water's surface at 6:51 p.m., the news release says.
Delay and his wife were camping on Lone Rock Beach and headed onto the water Thursday in an inflatable kayak, the release says. Delay, who was not wearing a life jacket, went overboard.
Other campers and the National Park Service staff heard cries of help from the shore, and several people called the National Park Service Glen Canyon Dispatch about 1:50 p.m., according to the press release. Delay disappeared under the water and did not resurface.
Several agencies joined forces to conduct a search Thursday night, but to no avail. Weather conditions hindered the search Friday morning, the press release says. The Utah Department of Public Safety dive team arrived by 2 p.m. Friday, and weather conditions improved enough to resume the search using side-scan sonar.
After a 29-hour search, Delay's body was recovered.