Wallet of Drowned Man Found 15 Years Later

Wallet of Drowned Man Found 15 Years Later

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Carole Mikita ReportingIf you've ever lost something of value you know how good it feels to finally get it back. One found item gave back a whole lot more than just the usual relief to one Utah family.

Fifteen years ago Roger Stewart drowned in the Flaming Gorge reservoir. His accidental death left the family in shock. Fishermen found his body two years later. After more than a decade of trying to cope with the loss you can imagine his daughter's surprise to hear someone had found her father's wallet.

Steve Brown discovered the wallet while fishing in the reservoir. He was able to identify the faded name on the driver's license--Roger Stewart. The Stewart family gathered today to look at the wallet for the first time.

In addition to the well-preserved drivers license, the wallet contained a few credit cards and something that seemed more than appropriate, a fishing license.

This was not Steve's first connection to the Stewarts. He distinctly remembers the day Roger went missing and was there when they found his body, something the Stewarts don't think was coincidence.

Brown found the wallet a mere 500 yards from where searchers found the boat. The family says they are so grateful drivers licenses wash well.

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