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3 drown in Utah lakes Sunday, including man trying to reach his son in Pineview Reservoir

By Mark Shenefelt standard-Examiner - | Jun 21, 2021
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Divers search for the body of a man in Pineview Reservoir on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

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People recreate on Windsurfer Beach at Pineview Reservoir on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

HUNTSVILLE — Three people drowned in Utah reservoirs Sunday, including a man at Pineview trying to reach his son, who was on a floatation device.

According to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, the 37-year-old man went under the reservoir’s surface at about 1:30 p.m. and searchers found his body at 3:50 p.m.

A bystander got to the child but was unable to find the father, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The man’s identity was not released.

At Deer Creek State Park in Wasatch County, a married couple from Arizona drowned just before noon, the Utah State Parks Division said.

David M. McMillan, 72, and a family member were swimming near a pontoon boat and began to struggle staying afloat, the division said in a news release. Catherine McMillan, 59, jumped in to help and she also struggled.

Park rangers and an off-duty paramedic helped get the three to shore, but the McMillans were pronounced dead at a hospital, while the third adult was expected to recover.

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