SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah County man who died after an accident at the boat ramp at Quail Creek State Park Wednesday has been identified by parks officials.
Doug M. Schaerrer, 80, of Lindon, died at St. George Regional Hospital after being pulled from his submerged vehicle by a state park ranger around 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Witnesses summoned help after a man who was backing a truck pulling a trailered boat down the boat ramp became submerged in the water, according to the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation. Ranger Dylan Urban was dispatched to the boat ramp, and he was able to break through the window of Schaerrer’s truck and pull him to shore.
“Urban then performed CPR until additional emergency medical units responded to assist,” a press release states. “Schaerrer was then transported to the hospital, where he later passed away.”
Urban was treated at a hospital for cuts and injuries he sustained during the rescue.
The incident remains under investigation, officials said.