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Search for missing Colo. man scaled back at Lake Powell

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) ” The National Park Service has scaled back the search at Lake Powell for the body of a Colorado man whose boat was smashed by a falling slab of rock.

Don Simmons and his wife, Mary, were moored beneath a sandstone arch Sept. 28 when a 250-square-foot slab of rock broke off and landed on the bow of their boat, capsizing it, according to the Park Service.

The body of 59-year-old Mary Simmons was recovered but the body of her 64-year-old husband hasn’t been found.

Family members said the couple enjoyed fishing and that Don Simmons trained and bred horses.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at New Hope Church in Calhan, Colo.

The Calhan couple donated land for the church and helped build it. Don Simmons served as an associate pastor.