An afternoon trip down the river took a deadly turn Saturday for a 24-year-old man.
According to witnesses, the man was tubing on the Salt River when he got separated from his group.
He jumped out of his raft and tried to swim upstream.
Maricopa County sheriff's deputies say he went under near the mud cliffs.
It is believed he was under water for nearly 4 minutes before his body was pulled out. Sheriff's deputies performed life-saving measures until rescue crews arrived, said MCSO spokesman Officer Chris Hegstrom.
His name has not been released.
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