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UPDATE: Body of missing man recovered at Rockport Reservoir

Jul 22, 2022, 8:07 AM | Updated: Aug 2, 2022, 10:24 am
The body of  Matthew Britton was located on July 21, 2022. 
(Photo: Summit County Sheriffs Office)...
The body of Matthew Britton was located on July 21, 2022. (Photo: Summit County Sheriffs Office)
(Photo: Summit County Sheriffs Office)

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah  — Police in Summit County Police have confirmed the man missing at Rockport Reservoir has died.

Summit County Utah Search and Rescue found the body of 39-year-old Matthew Britton which was located under the water late last night.

According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, the body was located with a coordinated effort with Wasatch County Search & Rescue’s sonar technology and Summit County Search and Rescue’s ROV (remotely operated vehicle). Britton was located underwater approximately 150-200 yards from the shoreline.

 

Britton went missing while paddle boarding with his dog on Thursday. The dog was able to paddle to shore.

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

 

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UPDATE: Body of missing man recovered at Rockport Reservoir