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Murray Man Dies At Strawberry Reservoir

Leslie Thatcher/KPCW

The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the body of a Murray man who failed to return from an overnight outing on Strawberry Reservoir Sunday night was found dead near his boat in 50 feet of water Monday afternoon. 

According to the Wasatch County Sheriff’s office, at about noon on Monday, the 911 center received a call reporting an overdue party The caller reported that her husband had spent the night on his boat on Strawberry Reservoir.

The man had told family that he would be back to the Aspen Grove dock Monday morning around 9 and never returned.

The Sheriff’s office said that the man’s boat was located near Soldier Creek, about  100 yards from the shore, anchored and unattended.

Sheriff deputies, Wasatch County Search and Rescue, Wasatch County Fire, State Parks, Division of Wildlife Resources and Department of Public Safety helicopter all responded. Rescue crews located the man in the water, approximately 50 feet beneath his boat.

The Sheriff’s office said the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the official cause of death.

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