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Utah Man Dies at Yuba State Park

YUBA STATE PARK — A Utah man is dead following an incident at Yuba State Park this morning.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., Utah State Park’s law enforcement rangers responded to reports of two individuals being thrown from a personal watercraft. One of the men resurfaced and was able to stay afloat; while the other did not resurface after struggling in the water.

An observer from shore called 9-1-1. Yuba State Park personnel were notified and responded on the water to the scene where the incident took place and immediately began searching.  Other search vessels soon arrived and began assisting in the search using side scan sonar technology. 

Utah State Parks law enforcement rangers from Yuba, Utah Lake, and Palisade state parks all responded to the scene to assist with the search, along with members of Juab and Sanpete Counties, the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) dive team and the Levan Ambulance.

The body of the 22-year-old Springville man was recovered from the reservoir at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

At this time the incident remains under investigation.  The man’s identity will not be released until after the family has been notified.

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