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Police release identity of man who died at Settlement Canyon Reservoir

Jan 31, 2024, 3:16 PM | Updated: 3:54 pm

(Jack Grimm, KSL TV)...

(Jack Grimm, KSL TV)

(Jack Grimm, KSL TV)

TOOELE, Utah — Police have released the name of the man whose body was recovered after he fell through the ice at Settlement Canyon Reservoir on Monday night. 

The 20-year-old man was identified as Emaloni Lutui, a deputy with the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office who graduated from the Sheriff’s Office Academy on Jan. 11. 

Lutui was attempting to rescue a woman who had fallen through the ice but by doing so, fell through the ice himself. The woman was treated and transported to a hospital. 

Sheriff Rosie Rivera said they [the department] are heartbroken by his death, adding Lutui displayed extraordinary courage and selflessness.

The irrigation company that owns the reservoir has now closed off public access.

Related: Update: Body recovered from Settlement Canyon Reservoir

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