Colorado River

Body of Valley Center Woman Recovered From Colorado River Days After Drowning

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The discovery came less than a week after her husband drowned in the same waters, reports NBC 7’s Amber Frias.

The body of a 68-year-old Valley Center woman was recovered Tuesday from the Colorado River, less than a week after her husband drowned in the same waters.

Suzan Weaver's body was located at 1:19 p.m. in the river about 15 miles north of Lake Havasu City, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office. She and 75-year-old James Weaver, also of Valley Center, entered the water Thursday near the Topock Gorge, about 15 miles north of Lake Havasu.

Officials said Suzan Weaver fell into the water after attempting to retrieve a personal item that fell from a boat they were in, then her husband entered the water to assist her, but lost consciousness.

James Weaver was pulled from the water by passing boaters by passing boaters on Thursday, but later died at a hospital, sheriff's officials said.

Search efforts continued through the weekend for Suzan Weaver to include dive teams, side scan sonar and helicopter visual aide, sheriff's officials said.

Suzan Weaver's body was located "in the river near the area where the incident occurred," the sheriff's office said.

They said an investigation into the deaths was continuing.