[VIDEO] La Paz County Sheriff Find Macabre Underwater Skeletons in Lawn ChairsPosted: May 6, 2015
CIENEGA SPRINGS, Ariz. – A man snorkeling in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border was terrified — and later embarrassed — when he came across two fake human skeletons sitting in lawn chairs about 40 feet underwater.
The man reported the skeletons to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, launching a hunt for what authorities believed could be real bodies.
It turned out the skeletons were fake and had been strategically placed to appear as if they were sitting together, their lawn chairs bound to large rocks. A diver from the Buckskin Fire Department captured the scene on a video camera attached to his head. The sheriff’s office called the scene a tea party.
The skeletons are wearing sunglasses, and one is holding a sign that includes the words “Bernie” and “dream in the river,” although the entire sign is not legible. The sign also has the date of Aug. 16, 2014, which is possibly when the skeletons were placed there.
“I don’t think they were trying to set up anything to scare anyone. I think they were gonna try to be funny,” Lt. Curtis Bagby said….(read more)