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Arizona officials find fake skeletons in lawn chairs while searching for bodies

  • In this frame from video provided by the La Paz Sheriffs' Office, fake skeletons are strategically placed to appear as if they were sitting together with their lawn chairs bound to large rocks in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border. A man snorkeling came across the two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs about 40 feet underwater and reported the skeletons to the La Paz County Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 4, 2015, launching a hunt for what authorities believed could be real bodies. (AP Photo/La Paz Sheriff's Office)

    In this frame from video provided by the La Paz Sheriffs' Office, fake skeletons are strategically placed to appear as if they were sitting together with their lawn chairs bound to large rocks in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border. A man snorkeling came across the two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs about 40 feet underwater and reported the skeletons to the La Paz County Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 4, 2015, launching a hunt for what authorities believed could be real bodies. (AP Photo/La Paz Sheriff's Office)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this frame from video provided by the La Paz Sheriffs' Office, fake skeletons are strategically placed to appear as if they were sitting together with their lawn chairs bound to large rocks in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border. A man snorkeling came across the two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs about 40 feet underwater and reported the skeletons to the La Paz County Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 4, 2015, launching a hunt for what authorities believed could be real bodies. (AP Photo/La Paz Sheriff's Office)

    In this frame from video provided by the La Paz Sheriffs' Office, fake skeletons are strategically placed to appear as if they were sitting together with their lawn chairs bound to large rocks in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border. A man snorkeling came across the two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs about 40 feet underwater and reported the skeletons to the La Paz County Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 4, 2015, launching a hunt for what authorities believed could be real bodies. (AP Photo/La Paz Sheriff's Office)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities in far west Arizona have found two fake skeletons in the Colorado River sitting on lawn chairs and wearing sunglasses.

The La Paz County Sheriff's Office says they got a call from a man who had been snorkeling in the area when he saw two skeletons.

Deputies believed the skeletons could be real and sent a dive team.

It turned out the skeletons were fake and had been strategically placed on lawn chairs that were tied to underwater rocks.

One skeleton was holding a sign that indicates they were placed there in August 2014. The area is near a loading dock near Park, Arizona.

Lt. Curtis Bagby said he was glad the skeletons weren't real and is considering placing them in front of the sheriff's office as a joke.