Searchers recover man’s body from Willard Bay

Willard Bay. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/GreenGlass1972

WILLARD BAY STATE PARK, Utah, Feb. 27, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) —  Officials recovered the body of a man from Willard Bay on Wednesday after a day of searching.

Rangers, along with responders from Box Elder County and the Willard City Fire Department, first responded to Willard Bay State Park on Tuesday after receiving information that a man may have drowned, said a news release from Utah State Parks.

Following initial search efforts Tuesday afternoon, members of the Utah State Parks ROV Team deployed a submersible remotely-operated vehicle to assist, the news release said.

Efforts were suspended later that night, and resumed Wednesday morning.

At approximately 10:45 a.m. responders successfully located and recovered the man’s body from the water.

The incident remains under investigation, the news release said, and the man’s identity will not be released until after the family has been notified.

The sequence of events leading up to the man’s death has not been released by officials.

“The search and recovery efforts were successful due to the combined efforts of Utah State Parks, Willard City Fire Department, and Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue,” the news release said.


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