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(KSL News) A Utah dive team has received a national award for recovering five bodies from the bottom of Strawberry Reservoir last year.
The award to the Department of Public Service dive team is in recognition for a remarkable series of events last fall.
They went to Strawberry in search of two drowning victims, and in the process they found five bodies. By doing so, they bought some closure to families who have been missing loved ones for years.
"The real satisfaction comes in being able to look the family members in the eye and say, ‘We've recovered your loved one,'" said Lance Davenport, superintendent for the Utah Highway Patrol.
The award is given in honor of the most technical recovery of the previous year.