Utah State Parks Blog

Fatality at Sand Hollow State Park

HURRICANE, UT – On June 13, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Washington County Sheriiff’s Office dispatch reported an accident involving a single male at the dock at the main boat ramp at Sand Hollow State Park.  Utah State Park personnel responded and found an unresponsive 71 year old adult male from Clark County, NV.

The man involved in the apparent drowning was stepping from the dock to an awaiting boat, missing the boat and slipped into the water.  Witnesses report the individual attempting to keep his head above water but was unable to.  Witnesses retrieved the unresponsive individual from the water and performed CPR until park and medical personnel arrived where additional advanced life support measures were performed.

Medical efforts to revive the individual were unsuccessful and he waspronounced dead at the scene.  The accident victims name has not been released pending family notification.

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