UPDATE: Police identify Holladay pond drowning victim

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Courtesy: Unified Police Department

TUESDAY 5/11/2021 8:25 a.m.

HOLLADAY, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities have identified the man who reportedly drowned in a Holladay pond Monday night.

Unified Police tell ABC4 two men were working on a construction job in the area when they decided to take a nearby kayak out on the pond.

The kayak then capsized, causing one of the men to fall in and not resurface. Police say neither of the men had life jackets on and could not swim.

Salt Lake County Search and Rescue says its dive team attempted to locate one of the men after his frieds lost sight of him as he went under the water. The pond, about 20 feet deep and 52 degrees, made the search for the man difficult.

The dive team, with almost no visibility, was able to locate the man after about 35 minutes.

Unified Police have identified that man as 35-year-old Melvin Castro of Kearns.

Additional details were not immediately available.

Police recover drowning victim’s body from pond in Holladay

MONDAY 5/10/2021 11:37 p.m.

HOLLADAY, Utah (ABC4) – Police are investigating a drowning in Holladay Monday evening.

According to the Unified Police Department, the drowning happened at 2626 E. Walker Lane.

Police say two men were working a construction job in the area when they decided to take a kayak out on a pond after work.

The kayak then capsized, causing one of the men to fall in and not resurface. Police say neither of the men had life jackets on and could not swim.

The pond is eight feet deep, according to UPD.

At around 10:20 p.m., police recovered the man’s body from the pond.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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