Search underway for paddleboarder who fell into Rockport Reservoir in Summit County

Rescue crews in Summit County respond to a drowning at Rockport State Park on July 21, 2022. Photo: Summit County Sheriff's Office

PEOA, Utah, July 21, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Rescue crews in Summit County are searching for a 39-year-old Salt Lake County man who fell off a paddleboard and didn’t resurface at Rockport State Park, county officials said.

“Search teams are currently looking for the man after he and his dog fell off the paddle board,” the Summit County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Thursday.

“The man was not wearing a life jacket,” according to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office. “Two friends witnessed the man and a dog fall off the paddle board into the water. The dog was wearing a life jacket and made it to the shore safely.”

Search and rescue crews responded about 6:30 p.m. to reports of a possible drowning at Rockport Reservoir near Peoa.

We have activated our search and rescue water rescue team and our drone team for a possible drowning at Rockport State Park,” the sheriff’s office tweeted at 7:28 p.m.

Search crews will be working into the night to locate the man, according to the sheriff’s office. The Wasatch County Search and Rescue Sonar Boat Team, Utah Department of Public Safety Dive Team, and Utah Division of State Parks ROV Team are assisting with the search, county officials said.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.


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