A diver, and member of the Buckskin Fire Department, was responding to a tip about possible human remains at the bottom of the Colorado River. He swam down to find an elaborate underwater tea party.
“When firefighter Foerstner located the alleged remains, he found it to be an underwater tea party with two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs,” the La Paz County sheriff’s department said in a statement.
One skeleton is seen in the video sporting aviator sunglasses and what might be a bib. The other is holding a sign that is not completely legible under the river sediment, but includes the word “Bernie” and the phrase “Dream in the River.”
The sign also contains what might prove to be an important clue as to who placed the skeletons there, a date: August 16, 2014.
Despite the labor-intensive search, the sheriff ‘s office and fire department said they were happy the remains weren’t real.