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SHERIFF CALLS OFF SEARCH FOR S.L. MAN AT BEAR LAKE; BOAT DRIVER IS CHARGED

SHARE SHERIFF CALLS OFF SEARCH FOR S.L. MAN AT BEAR LAKE; BOAT DRIVER IS CHARGED

The search has been called off for a Salt Lake man presumed drowned in a Bear Lake boating accident, and the boat's driver has been charged with driving under the influence in the incident, the Rich County Sheriff's office said Sunday.

Evan Hemment, 33, originally from St. Charles, Idaho, drowned Tuesday while boating on the lake, a sheriff's dispatcher said. The search was called off Friday night, and the body had not been recovered by Sunday afternoon, officials said.The sheriff's office declined Sunday to reveal the name of the boat's driver. Other details about the incident, which had been classified as a swimming accident, remained sketchy.

Earlier this week, Cache County Sheriff Sid Groll said the victim had been boating with at least one companion and reportedly tried to swim under the craft.

Hemment was reported missing at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday about 1 mile northeast of the Bear Lake State Marina in Garden City. Divers and search and rescue teams from three counties in northern Utah and southern Idaho had joined in the search.

The 20-mile-long lake, about 80 miles east of Salt Lake City, straddles the Utah-Idaho state line.