The victim is identified as a man in his 20’s. He was not wearing a life jacket.
The incident happened around 6:00 pm. Wednesday evening when the man was swimming with a group of friends and family.
According to reports, the family said the man was swimming in Sand Hollow Reservoir when they realized later he was missing. They eventually found him, pulled him onto a boat and attempted CPR. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sand Hollow State Park Manager Laura Melling said tragedies like this are devastating to not only family members but everyone involved. And while not all can be prevented, there are things that people can do to prepare for such water disasters. She said the first thing is to realize your swimming abilities and to use a floatation device or wear a life jacket.
According to other reports there was no known medical conditions involved, however that cannot be confirmed until an autopsy is conducted.
The water was said to be choppy at the time of the drowning.