Crews find body of swimmer who never resurfaced at Tempe Town Lake

The body of a person who was last seen swimming in Tempe Town Lake on Monday evening has been recovered.

At around 7:15 p.m. on June 17, firefighters said a person was seen swimming in the water before disappearing.

Crews from Tempe, Mesa and Phoenix were involved in the search, which also included three dive operations.

"The person was not located during the dive operations. Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department Dive Team will conduct a recovery operation in the morning," the department said.

The search resumed Tuesday morning, and the body was found. 

The victim was identified as 47-year-old Michael Reyes.

"This is a non-swimming lake and if you do have a paddle board or a kayak, it is supposed to be permitted," said Tony Butch of the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department. "So, as the signs are posted, this is not for recreational swimming, and we encourage everyone to not get into the water."

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Map of Tempe Town Lake