Elderly man that drowned in Ogden River identified

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Update 5/7: Authorities have identified the victim as 81-year old Richard Wood from Huntsville, Utah.

Police say Wood was a very popular resident in the Ogden Valley as he worked many years for the Powder Mountain Ski Resort. 

Investigators still aren’t sure how he got into the swift moving river. 

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OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News)-The body of an 80-year-old man was pulled from the Ogden River Monday.

When police arrived on scene after receiving the reports they say they found a vehicle and several items on the bank of the river.

The victim’s body was found about a mile down the river near mile marker 10. 

A portion of Ogden Canyon was closed as crews worked to recover his body; it took several hours.

The man’s identity has not been released, but officials say he is from the Ogden Valley.

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