GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
Body Of Missing Swimmer Recovered
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The body of a 40-year-old drowning victim was recovered from Lake Powell on October 3rd by the park’s underwater recovery unit. He was found at a depth of over 100 feet using a remote operated vehicle (ROV) equipped with sonar and video. The 13-day search covered approximately three-and-a-half square miles in Gunsight Bay and included assistance from a Utah Highway Patrol dive team, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was reported missing on Friday, September 21st, after he went for a swim. Members of his group attempted to assist when he began calling for help, but were unable to find him after he slipped beneath the surface.
Name: Denise M. Shultz, Public Affairs Officer