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Man dead after fall into Utah reservoir

By Ashley Imlay, KSL | Posted - Apr 18th, 2019 @ 10:15pm



DUCHESNE — A Spanish Fork man died Thursday after slipping and falling into a reservoir in Duchesne County, officials said.

About 3:40 p.m., the man, estimated in his mid- to late-70s, was at the shore at Starvation Reservoir in Fred Hayes State Park with a friend. While the pair was walking along the shore near the side of a bridge, the man slipped and fell, rolling several feet down a bank and into the water, Utah State Parks officials said in a statement.

The man's fishing companion was unable to save the man and called 911. The Duchesne County Sheriff's Office and a park ranger responded to the scene and recovered the man, officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Additional information, including the man's name, was not immediately available.

Ashley Imlay

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