UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Judd Miller from Garland, Utah.
CACHE COUNTY, Utah (News4Utah) – Search and rescue crews have recovered the body of a drowning victim in the Hyrum Reservoir Friday.
The Cache County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call about a possible drowning Friday afternoon.
Rescue units from Cache County Sheriff’s Office, state parks and other medical personnel responded to the scene.
About 40 young people were hanging out in an area known as “Big Toe.” Officials say “Big Toe” is a restricted area on the east side of the reservoir.
Witnesses told first responders a young man jumped from the cliff and struggled after surfacing. The victim went back under the water and did not resurface. Witnesses tried to help him after calling for help.
Officials began a search and rescue operation, but later transitioned to a recovery effort.
The sheriff’s office has not released the name of the victim at this time. On-call crisis workers from Bear River Mental Health and Cache County Victim Advocates are offering services and resources to those who witnessed the incident.