A snorkeler was shocked after encountering two skeletons 40 feet under the Colorado River on Monday. Only later did he find out the sunglass wearing skeletons enjoying a little tea party were fake.
After capturing details of the skeletons using a head mounted camera, the man reported what he thought were two dead bodies to the La Paz County Sheriff's Office. Arizona officials searched for the remains at the bottom of the Colorado River near California.
What they found where two plastic skeletons sitting in lawn chairs held down by rocks. One of the skeletons was holding a sign that had the word “Bernie” on it and was dated Aug. 16, 2014, which may have been when the skeletons were put there. The partially legible sign may have been a reference to the 1989 movie “Weekend at Bernie’s” where the two characters carry around their dead boss.
Lieutenant Curtis Bagby told one source, "I don't think they were trying to set up anything to scare anyone. I think they were gonna try to be funny". The police don’t intended to investigate the prank. However, they said after recovering the skeletons, they might display them outside the office because they like things that are fun.