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Wyoming man drowns in Bear Lake

Wyoming man drowns in Bear Lake

By Pat Reavy | Posted - Aug. 28, 2011 at 9:00 p.m.

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BEAR LAKE —A 36-year-old Wyoming man drowned in Bear Lake over the weekend while trying to retrieve his boat.

The Rich County Sheriff's Office said the man was camping in the Rainbow Cove area Saturday when his boat began drifting away. The man jumped in the lake to swim after it.

The sheriff's office received a call about 10:45 p.m. for help. A dispatcher said the man had reportedly been in the water about 20 minutes whey they received the call.

The search for the man was suspended about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. It resumed about 7:30 a.m. The man's body was spotted by an airplane about 8 a.m. and recovered by the Utah Department of Public Safety's Dive Team a short time later.

The sheriff's office did not release the man's name Sunday.

Additional details were expected to be released Monday.

This is the second drowning in Bear Lake in the past two months. In July, a 12-year-old boy drowned during a SCUBA diving accident during a Boy Scout activity.

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