Teen drowns at Hyrum State Park

Saturday , May 26, 2018 - 12:26 PM

HYRUM — A teenage boy apparently drowned after jumping off a cliff at Hyrum State Park Friday evening.

Cache County Sheriff D. Chad Jensen reported the boy’s body was recovered at about 8:30 p.m., noting the cause of death has yet to be reported. Officials have not released the victim’s name.

The teen was with a group of around 40 youth visiting the park. He was seen jumping from the “Big Toe” cliff area,  according to The Herald Journal

Emergency crews received a call about the drowning at about 2:30 p.m. Witness saw the boy jump into the water, resurface, then go back under the water, apparently struggling to swim.

Officials with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, Search and Rescue and Utah State Parks aided in the search and recovery mission, The Herald Journal reports. 

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