Body pulled from car that fell into Lake Powell, possibly there almost a year

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HITE, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities in southern Utah have recovered a body from a vehicle in Lake Powell near Hite Marina.

Sheriff Danny Perkins of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says he was joined by deputies, park rangers, and volunteers worked Monday to pull the body from a car.

According to Sheriff Perkins, the vehicle fell 600 feet off a ledge into Lake Powell.

“This is still under investigation,” Sheriff Perkins says.

In a Tuesday Facebook post, the Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle may have been missing since September 2020 and was located due to receding waters at Lake Powell.

ABC4 will provide updates as this story develops.

A body was recently recovered from a canal near the Jordan River. Detective Ken Hansen from the Unified Police says the man was known to be homeless and was 70-years-old.

Earlier this month, a man who had taken his boat out on Strawberry Reservoir was found dead in the water.

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