DAGGETT COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – State park officials found the body of a 35-year-old Midvale man at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir Saturday.
Daggett County Sheriff Erik Bailey states that the man was reported missing at 3:35 p.m. Saturday after doing a cliff jump at the reservoir and not resurfacing from the water.
The incident reportedly occurred in the Horseshoe Canyon area.
At 4:30 p.m., divers searched the area underwater down to 100 feet deep and were unable to find a body.
State park officials then deployed an underwater unit to continue the search, which found the man’s body under 153 feet of water around 11:10 p.m. Saturday.
The man was reportedly cliff-jumping with friends at an approximate 60-foot-high cliff.
Officials note that cliff-jumping is illegal at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
The identity of the victim is not being released at this time.