Officials Identify Man Who Drowned In Ogden River
OGDEN, Utah – Authorities on Tuesday released the identity of a man they say drowned in the Ogden River.
Crews on Monday recovered the body of Richard Wood, 81, of Huntsville, after his family members spotted his car as they headed down Ogden Canyon, Weber County Sheriff’s Lt. Matt Jensen said.
“Richard was a very popular resident in the Ogden Valley as he worked many years for the Powder Mountain Ski Resort,” according to a statement from the WCSO. “… The Weber County Sheriff’s Office would like to send out our condolences to the family and all that knew him.”
Jensen said investigators were looking into the circumstance as an accidental death and he cautioned everyone heading into the canyon this time of year to be cautious around rivers due to runoff.
“It’s rocky and very swift,” Jensen said of the Ogden River. “It’s very dangerous and we don’t recommend anyone going even near the river because chances of surviving if you fall in are real slim.”
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