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Two Drownings Reported in Utah Lakes

Two Drownings Reported in Utah Lakes



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A 46-year-old man drown yesterday while swimming in Willard Bay during a church outing.

Pita Nuusa of Salt Lake City was swimming toward an island in the reservoir when family members heard his cries for help.

No one was able to reach the man until emergency help arrived. Paramedics quickly found him but were unable to resuscitate him.

Meantime, a 15-year-old boy died while swimming in Utah Lake during a fishing trip with his brother and sister.

The Utah County Sheriff's office says the teen was swimming from one jetty to another when he began to struggle yesterday.

His younger brother and sister say the teen said to get help just before he went below the surface. Divers found his body about 90 minutes later.

Sheriff's investigators aren't sure why the teen couldn't swim the rest of the way. His name has not been released.

Information from: Deseret Morning News, The Salt Lake Tribune,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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