Brian Toshio Sanders died attempting to save Brian T. Pearce from drowning, Overton, Nevada, May 17, 1997. After Pearce, 22, jumped from a ledge of the cliffs forming Cathedral Cove on the Overton Arm of Lake Mead, he entered the water and surfaced briefly but then submerged and did not re-appear. Others in his party, including Sanders, 19, college student, dived in the 30-foot-deep water in search of him. Sanders made repeated dives over the course of several minutes before he submerged a final time. Responding divers located Pearce and Sanders on the floor of the cove within a few feet of each other. Both had drowned.
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