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Police: Man recovered from Utah reservoir was exchange student

The body of a 19-year-old man found at Otter Creek State Park on Saturday was that of a foreign exchange student from the Philippines, Utah State Parks officials have said.
The body of a 19-year-old man found at Otter Creek State Park on Saturday was that of a foreign exchange student from the Philippines, Utah State Parks officials have said.
Deseret News

ANTIMONY, Garfield County — The body of a 19-year-old man found at Otter Creek State Park on Saturday was that of a foreign exchange student from the Philippines, Utah State Parks officials have said.

The man, whose name has not been released, was reportedly boating with his brother Saturday at the park's reservoir when the two encountered rough waters.

Utah State Parks Lt. Regan Wilson said the water was choppy and cold, and the two men were outside of their fishing boat and in the water.

The other man made it to safety, but the 19-year-old "cramped up," Wilson said. An official cause of death is still being determined. The man's body was discovered under the water's surface using sonar technology.

Search and rescue crews from Wasatch County were in the area for training and were the first to respond, Wilson said. The man's body was found shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday.

The man was not wearing a life jacket when he died, Wilson said.

The man was an employee at Bryce Canyon National Park.