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Nevada man dies in drowning at Sand Hollow State Park

May 4, 2024, 8:00 PM | Updated: May 5, 2024, 4:26 pm

One person died in a drowning Saturday at Sand Hollow State Park. (Carl Downing)...

One person died in a drowning Saturday at Sand Hollow State Park. (Carl Downing)

(Carl Downing)

HURRICANE — An 18-year-old male from Las Vegas died Saturday after drowning at Sand Hollow State Park, according to park officials.

On Sunday, the victim was identified as Christian Jeffrey Fisher.

Sand Hollow State Park manager Candace Smith told KSL that they received a call around 2:20 p.m. of a drowning. Search and rescue crews found the victim around 4:20 p.m. Smith also said Fisher was 19 feet under water.

Smith said Fisher was swimming with three others at the time. His friends said they saw him struggling to keep his head above water. He then went under and never resurfaced

According to Smith, the four individuals were swimming in the dive park area, which is a common spot for swimming.

Smith said swimmers try to make it to an island out in the water. However, the distance is often underestimated, according to Smith, and drownings are not uncommon.

To try and mitigate the risk, Smith said, a swimming dock was installed to allow swimmers to take a break. However, that wasn’t enough Saturday.

Smith thinks that the wind may have caused more waves and made it harder for the swimmers. Fisher was not wearing a life jacket at the time.

Additionally, she is also asking anyone in or on the water to use life jackets.

The incident remains under investigation.

 

 

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