One dead after car plunges into Pineview Reservoir
Jan 4, 2024, 7:58 PM | Updated: Jan 5, 2024, 6:12 am
HUNTSVILLE, Weber County — A person is dead after a vehicle plunged into Pineview Reservoir Thursday night, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
State troopers were responding to a report of a car driving recklessly through Ogden Canyon. Before they could get to the car, it veered into the reservoir.
According to the Weber Fire District, two witnesses attempted to assist the driver from the submerged vehicle but were unable to and could not get out of the embankment. First responders found the witnesses by the shore and assisted them.
“It’s a very steep embankment that goes down at such an angle that you really couldn’t walk up it unassisted. And it’s a significant distance down to the bottom to where the water is,” said UHP Sgt. Brandon Whitehead.
Whitehead said a boat was brought in to retrieve the body. He said the recovery was as difficult as it gets.
“It’s difficult. It’s the cold weather, the cold air cuts in here. And then, when you add the element of water to it, it’s it’s a very difficult situation to get into and you have to take precautions so that nobody gets seriously injured,” Whitehead said.
The age, and identity or any other details about the person killed are not yet available.