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The Bodies Of A Young Couple Recovered At Strawberry Reservoir

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

The bodies of a young couple were recovered from Strawberry Reservoir over the weekend.

26-year-old Chenoa Plank of Sugar House, and her boyfriend Benjamin Magalis, 24, of Minnesota were out fishing on Strawberry lake on Monday November 12th when their boat capsized.  According to Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, the couple fell into the water that was about 38 degrees Fahrenheit. The sheriff’s department said it appears that the couple drowned but the state medical examiner’s office had not yet officially determined the cause of death.

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Plank’s father on Thursday night, as she and Magalis were supposed to return home on Tuesday and had not. Wasatch County Search and Rescue began searching for the couple and Plank’s dog Hazel. The dog was found and rescued, it had been wearing a lifejacket. Magalis’ body was found on Saturday, November 17th, Plank’s body was found the next day.

KPCW reporter David Boyle covers all things in the Heber Valley as well as sports and breaking news.
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