Body of Utah man located in deep water of Flaming Gorge Reservoir

DAGGETT COUNTY, Utah — The Daggett County Sheriff’s Office said the the body of a man that was presumed drowned in Flaming Gorge Reservoir has been recovered.

Sheriff Erik Bailey said search crews found the man’s body in approximately 153 feet of water using a remotely operated vehicle the can dive deeper than human divers are able to. The search tool belongs to Utah State Parks.

Five teams were using the underwater vehicle when the discovery was made at approximately 11 pm Saturday.

The man was boating near friends near Horseshoe Canyon in the reservoir on the Utah side. Much of the body of water is in southern Wyoming fed by the Green River with recreation areas located in north-east Utah.

The man has not been identified but is said to be a 35-year-old from the Midvale, Utah area. It was not known when the identification would be released.

The body will head to the Utah’s medical examiner to determine the cause of death.

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