Utah man drowns in Idaho

Jun 6, 2022, 10:34 AM

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Idaho — A Utah man was found after drowning in Foster Reservoir in Idaho Sunday.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, around 5:30 p.m. Franklin County Dispatch got a call reporting a possible drowning at Foster Reservoir, north of Preston, off Highway 34. The caller reported a man who had been on a small raft that had tipped approximately 30 yards from the south shore.
A witness reported him struggling in the water for a short time and then he was “not seen again.”
On duty law enforcement personnel arrived on scene but could not locate the victim.
Emergency personnel responded to the reservoir including Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County Search and Rescue, Franklin County Ambulance, Franklin County Fire District, Idaho Fish and Game, Preston City Police Department and volunteers.
A search of the area was initiated and the victim was located and recovered at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The victim is a 21-year-old man from northern Cache County, Utah. His name will not be released until all family members have been notified.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office stated, “A big thank you to the organizations listed above and a special thanks to the civilian volunteers that gave of their time and equipment in the rescue effort. Also, we would like to thank the Bear Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Dive Team, who were enroute to assist in the recovery but were turned around after the victim was recovered. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family and friends on this tragic Sunday afternoon.”

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