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Police say Salt Lake County man missing in the water at Rockport State Park

Jul 21, 2022, 8:15 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:29 am
Rockport State Park...
Emergency personnel in Summit County responded to Rockport State Park Thursday evening of a report of a possible drowning. Photo credit: Summit County Sheriff's Office.

Update 9:15 p.m.

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday night that a 39-year-old man from Salt Lake County is missing in the water at Rockport State Park. Search efforts are currently underway for the man.

The Sheriff’s Office says, if necessary, emergency personnel will work throughout the night.

The Sheriff’s Office also says a dog was with the man on the paddleboard. However, the dog was able to make it shore. 

 

Our previous reporting

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to Rockport State Park Thursday evening for a report of a possible drowning.

According to Captain Andrew Wright, of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, individuals on the shore saw a paddleboarder. A short time later, they saw just a paddleboard and a floating shoe. However, authorities are unsure if the shoe is related or not.

 Wright says there is reason to believe there is a person under the water. However, emergency personnel are also exploring other possibilities such as the individual was picked up by a boat. 

Wright says there are drones searching the water for any signs of the victim. There is also a helicopter on scene in case medical attention is needed. 

 

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

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