Update: Kayaker who drowned at Deer Creek Reservoir identified

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WASATCH COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 14, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified the body of a kayaker who drowned on Deer Creek Reservoir Saturday night.

The victim was Anuj Khandelwai, 32, of Urbana, Illinois, according to Utah State Parks Sgt. Drew Patterson.

On Saturday afternoon, search and rescue crews were out looking for the man after his wife called 911 to say she had been kayaking with him and their kayak flipped over. She said the man didn’t resurface.

According to Patterson, the woman was able to get to shore to call for help. Khandelwai was not wearing a life jacket, and his wife and friends told officials he couldn’t swim.

Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information is released.




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