UPDATE: Police have identified the 25-year-man who drowned at East Canyon Reservoir as Shervin Rayeneh.
Rayeneh was boating on East Canyon reservoir with friends and family when he and two friends left the boat to swim nearby. Shortly after entering the water, Rayeneh began to struggle and turned to return to the boat when he went under the water and did not surface.
Passersby were flagged down to call 911. They assisted with a search of the area before a Utah State Park ranger responded to the area to help.
Weber County SAR, Summit County SAR, and Morgan County SAR were called to assist. Crews used side-scan sonar and an underwater ROV (remote operated vehicle).
Search teams located Rayeneh at approximately 10:08 p.m. Sunday night. With the aid of the ROV, the crew was able to bring his body to the surface to awaiting dive team members.
EAST CANYON STATE PARK, Utah (ABC4 News) – Rescue crews are responded to a report of a possible drowning at East Canyon Reservoir Sunday afternoon.
Dispatchers confirmed the report came into dispatch just before 3 p.m. from a woman who was reporting a man who was with them went under the water and had not resurfaced.
At first, the woman said there was a group of them on a boat and two people who had gone in the water went under the surface, but officials said later there was only one person unaccounted for.
Crews from Morgan County Sheriff and Summit County Sheriff Dive Team were on site, along with Life Flight.
Lieutenant Eric Stucki, of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, told ABC4 the body of the 25-year-old man was found just after 10 p.m. Sunday night.
The man’s identity has not yet been released.
This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they become available.
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