Missing Fisherman at Flaming Gorge Presumed Drowned

A missing fisherman on Flaming Gorge is presumed drowned as crews continue their search for the man. The Daggett County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a suspicious vehicle on the boat ramp at Cedar Springs Marina at 8:30am on Friday, January 20th. Deputies responded and found a truck with a boat trailer backed into the water and the truck running while the boat was loose from the trailer. The search revealed that no one was near or around the truck or boat and it appeared that the 59-year-old male occupant of the vehicle may have had problems unloading the boat and fell into the water. He was presumed drowned and recovery efforts began. The Sheriff’s Office was joined by their Search and Rescue, Uintah County Search and Rescue, Utah Highway Patrol, U.S. Forest Service, and the Division of Wildlife Resources. The Department of Public Safety, Wasatch County and Summit County joined later to assist with the underwater search effort using sonar equipped boats. Great Basin K9 Search and Rescue joined the search on Sunday as all crews continued their efforts. At last word, the search continues. The Sheriff’s Office will not release the victim’s identity until the search and investigation is complete. 

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.