Colo. man presumed drowned in Flaming Gorge

Sep 2 2011 - 11:44am

MANILA -- A 35-year-old Colorado man is presumed drowned in Flaming Gorge Reservoir after reportedly giving up his life jacket to a friend swimming with him.

Dive teams from Utah planned to search Friday for the body of Chad Running from Craig, Colo.

Daggett County sheriff's officials say Running and a friend were swimming by their boat Thursday evening in the Jug Hollow area when winds picked up and the boat drifted away.

Running passed his life jacket to his friend who didn't have one, then disappeared under the water and never resurfaced.

Rescuers searched the waters for several hours Thursday night. Water in the area where the man went under is about 12 feet deep.

 

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