Search for Missing Man Suspended Due to Winter Storm

The search for a man presumed drowned in Flaming Gorge has been suspended due to severe winter weather. 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. 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. Multiple agencies joined the search including the Department of Public Safety who joined to assist with the underwater search effort using sonar equipped boats. Deseret News reports that along with the announcement that the search has been suspended until weather cooperates, the Daggett County Sheriff’s Office says there have also been problems with the underwater equipment. Additional sonar technology has been requested. The victim’s identity will not be released until the search and investigation is complete.


Kristin Baldwin

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.