Hooper City employee who drowned in pipe identified

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WEBER COUNTY (News4Utah) Weber County official identified the Hooper City employee who drowned after falling into a pipe.

Monday, the victim was identified as Dennis Steele, the Hooper City Sewer Director.

The Weber County Sheriff’s Office said on Saturday, Steele responded to routine sewer service call at 6400 West 4425 South. While diagnosing and correcting the problem, Steele fell into a shallow valve pit containing groundwater.

The co-worker that was with him was unable to rescue him. First responders pronounced Steele dead when they arrived.

“We are a tight-knit community and are deeply saddened by the passing of Dennis, at this time we wish to extend the deepest sympathy of Dennis’s family and friends,” said Hooper City Mayor Green in a statement.

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