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Two confirmed drownings in Bear Lake County


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The following is a news release from the Bear Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

On Wednesday August 3 2016, Bear Lake County Sheriff’s Office and EMS responded to a drowning on Bear Lake near Fish Haven.

An 11-year-old female was reported missing out in the water. A 37-year-old female and an 8 year old female were transported to Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. The 8-year-old female was treated and released. The 37 year old female was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Bear Lake County Marine deputies, search and rescue units, and emergency response teams from Utah coordinated search efforts to locate the missing 11 year old.

At approximately 7 p.m. the body of the 11-year-old female was recovered from the lake.

The names of the victims have not been released pending notification of the family.