Update: Body recovered from Settlement Canyon Reservoir
Jan 29, 2024, 7:30 PM | Updated: Jan 30, 2024, 10:47 am
(Jack Grimm, KSL TV)
TOOELE, Utah — Emergency responders have recovered the body of a 20-year-old man who fell through the ice at Settlement Canyon Reservoir Monday night.
Tooele City police got a call for help for a man who’d fallen through the ice around 6:55 p.m. The caller said the victim was rescuing a woman who had fallen through the ice. But by doing so, the man ended up submerged under the ice himself.
Police said the victim had walked onto the ice with the woman, who is also in her 20s.
“They were approximately two feet off the bank,” said Tooele Police Corporal Colbey Bentley, “but about two feet off the bank of the reservoir it drops to 10 feet very quickly.”
According to a press release from the Tooele City Police, after hours of searching, the body of the victim was found four hours later, around 11:20 p.m.
The woman was treated and transported to a local hospital.
Police do not have any information regarding the relationship between the two individuals involved in the incident.
Authorities have asked the public to exercise extreme caution and to avoid venturing onto icy bodies of water.
“This area up here is pretty popular, and extremely dangerous in the winter because of the slope. The ground goes down very quickly into that water,” Cpl. Bentley said.
This is the third water-related incident at this reservoir in the past year alone, including the drowning death of a teenage boy.