UPDATED: Tuesday 7/12/22 2:55 p.m.
GRAND COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A man who was reported missing after falling into the Colorado River was found deceased Tuesday morning.
Clay Petty was found around 10:03 a.m. on Tuesday during a multi-agency search led by the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
Petty was found a little over a mile south of the Potash Boat Ramp along the Colorado River accessed on State Road 279 northwest of Moab.
ORIGINAL STORY: Man missing after falling into Colorado River in Moab
TUESDAY 7/12/22 7:38 a.m.
GRAND COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities are searching for a missing man who was swept away by the Colorado River in Moab on Sunday.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office says the man, identified as Clay Petty, was last seen in the river near the Potash Boat Ramp in Moab around 3:30 p.m. on July 10.
Officials say Petty was attempting to help someone cross the river when he fell into the river and was swept downstream before disappearing.
A search involving multiple agencies led by the Grand County Sheriff’s Office has now commenced.
So far, no signs of Petty have been discovered as search and rescue crews continue investigating and scouring the area.