Utah man dead, 2 rescued after boating incident on Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Buckboard Marina. Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia

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FLAMING GORGE RESERVOIR, Wyoming, June 24, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — One man is dead and two others were rescued after what officials are calling a “fatal boating mishap” on Flaming Gorge Reservoir on Sunday morning.

Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said in a news release on Facebook the incident “involved three men in a small boat south of the Buckboard Marina. Sheriff’s deputies and Wyoming Game & Fish personnel rescued two of the men and recovered the body of a Utah man, who is believed to have drowned.”

The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of family.

Adverse weather is believed to have been a factor in the incident, Lowell said.

Buckboard Marina is at the north end of Flaming Gorge Reservoir in the southwest part of Wyoming.

Officials have not yet given more details of what occurred. Lowell said his office will release additional information on Monday.


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