TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, June 13, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified the man who died Thursday evening in a kayaking accident in the Jordan River, in Taylorsville.
The victim was 57-year-old Warren Brent Parkin.
“Our condolences to the family of Warren B. Parkin who was the victim of an accidental drowning on the Jordan River yesterday,” a tweet from the Unified Police Department said.
The accident happened just before 6 p.m. in the Jordan River at about 4600 south, an earlier tweet says.
“The kayak he was in flipped over on a spillway on the Jordan River at 4600 South,” it says. “The force of the water kept him submerged.”
According to a UPD source, Parkin was kayaking with a partner, who was able to get him out of the water and perform CPR until first responders arrived.
Parkin was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.