Page, AZ – A young man from Uzbekistan
passed away last Saturday, August 12, from complications
resulting from a near-drowning incident on Lake Powell
in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on July 21.
Komil Alimov was using a water
trampoline near the Wahweap Main Launch Ramp when he
jumped into the water and began struggling.
Alimov went under water and bystanders
began diving down in an attempt to find him and pull him
to shore. After at least 7-10 minutes, he was located by
a Dutch visitor and brought onto shore, where others
began performing CPR.
National Park Service rangers responded
and continued CPR. Alimov was flown by Classic Lifeguard
to Page Hospital. He was subsequently flown to the Dixie
Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah. Alimov
remained in the hospital in critical condition until his
Although the trampoline was marked,
"Life Vest Required," Alimov was not wearing a life
jacket at the time. He reportedly did not know how to
Alimov was 23 years old. He was working
in a seasonal position for the park concessioner,
Aramark, in the food and beverage department at Lake
This is the fourth fatality of the year
at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Visitors are reminded that there are no
lifeguards at swimming areas in Glen Canyon National
Recreation Area. Visitors should always remember to wear
life jackets when they are swimming or onboard boats.