YUBA LAKE, UTAH (ABC4 News) – UPDATE Sunday, June 14: The man who drowned after being thrown off a WaveRider watercraft has been identified as 22-year-old Luis Leon. His body has been recovered.
It has been reported that neither he nor the passenger on the craft was wearing life vests. The passenger was able to make it to shore.
Chief Deputy Brent Pulver told ABC4 News, at 9:51 am Saturday morning deputies were called to the lake by friends who saw the accident for a possible drowning.
Witnesses told them the 22-year-old was on a WaveRider with another person when they made a sharp turn and both flew off the machine. One went under the water and did not resurface.
Chief Deputy Pulver said they had two dive teams searching the lake and several agencies were brought in to help. They found the body at 5:40 pm on Saturday.
It was originally reported the young man was 21. That has since been corrected.