Search suspended for fisherman


The search for a missing fisherman believed to have drown while unloading his boat at Cedar Springs Marina near Dutch John, Utah, was suspended due the worsening weather and equipment problems.

The Daggett County Sheriff’s Office hopes to bring in more search teams with underwater sonar equipment to aid in the search.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the search was suspended Monday at 8 p.m., three days after the fisherman was reported missing from his vehicle.

The search started Friday morning after Daggett County sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate a suspicious truck parked at the marina’s boat ramp.

The truck had backed a boat trailer into the water and the truck was still running, though the fisherman was nowhere near the vehicle or the boat, which was loose from the trailer.

The sheriff’s department believed the man, a 59-year-old whom the department declined to identify, had trouble putting the boat into the water and fell in.

The sheriff’s office will not identify the man until the search and investigation into his disappearance are completed.

Throughout the weekend, the sheriff’s office continued searching for the man with assistance from the public safety teams throughout the region.


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