Businessman falls off watercraft into Lake and body not found over a week

Lake Pleasant is 170 feet deep and so far divers have gone down searching for the body and have not found his remains.

Ranold "Delroy" Hilton. October 10, 1970 - May 26, 2019

Ronald “Delroy” Hilton. October 10, 1969 – May 26, 2019

Peoria, AZ – On Sunday, May 26 during the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend Ronald “Delroy” Hilton and family were out on a family trip from Southern California to Lake Pleasant in Arizona when he fell off his rented watercraft and was never resurface.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) initially received the call about the jet ski accident.

Greg Serrano of the Peoria Fire-Medical Department said members from the department were sent out to the 10-lane boat ramp at Lake Pleasant Regional Park and were treating the incident as a drowning.

Mrs. Veronica Hylton, wife said at the time of the accident she was on land when her husband and daughter went out on their jet skis on the lake. Delroy fell off his watercraft and was not wearing a life safety vest at the time.

Delroy is believe to be drown after falling off the watercraft in the lake. It now going into a week and his body is still not recovered.

It is now turn over to MCSO and its recovery team, Serrano also reported.

Lake Pleasant is 170 feet deep and so far divers have gone down searching for the body and have not found his remains.

Veronica told CaribPress that Delroy and the family often visit the lake for family retreats and they owned a home in the area. The couple have been together for 27 years and recently return from a trip to Iceland.

Delroy would have been celebrating his 50th birthday coming October 10, 2019.

In 1993, Delroy and Veronica opened Hilton Jamaican Restaurant in Pomona. Over the years the business have expanded with the addition of a market and restaurant and  15 employees.

Hilltop Jamaican Restaurant also baked and distributed Jamaican patties that are distributed across southern California and sections of Arizona to mostly Jamaican eateries, Caribbean restaurants and markets.

Delroy leave behind wife Veronica, a son and daughter. Funeral plans pending as they are still searching the lake for the body.

See the link for the search in progress. https://www.azfamily.com/news/mcso-recovery-team-search-for-man-who-fell-off-jet/article_a7c7d86a-800a-11e9-9a39-c39ead93cdd3.html

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