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.