Search Resumes for Missing Fisherman on Flaming Gorge

The search for the missing fisherman on Flaming Gorge resumed on Wednesday. On January 20th, the Daggett County Sheriff’s Office received report of a vehicle at the boat ramp at Cedar Springs Marina left running with no occupant or owner in the vicinity. The truck was backed up with its boat trailer in the water and the boat was loose in the water. The man, identified as 59-year-old Phil Sabey of Lyman, Wyoming, was presumed drowned and search and rescue efforts got underway. The search was suspended on January 23rd due to inclement weather and underwater equipment complications.  Search efforts were on and off but fully resumed on Wednesday. Local agencies were joined by the Summit County Search and Rescue and the Utah Department of Public Safety. Captain Chris Collett of the Daggett County Sheriff’s Office said the search was unsuccessful today and will continue as resources are available. 


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.