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Man drowns in Palisades Reservoir


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The following is a news release from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. Editor’s note: The name of the victim was wrong in the original version of the news release. It has been corrected.

Just before 2 p.m. this afternoon Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Palisades Reservoir near McCoy Creek for a possible drowning. The reporting party told dispatch a man on a paddle board went into the water and did not resurface. The man was not wearing a life jacket at the time. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, Search and Rescue, Swan Valley Fire and Idaho Falls Ambulance all responded to the area.

An arriving deputy was able to dive in the location where the male was last seen and quickly recover him; however, he was already deceased. The victim was identified as 57-year-old Gary Vorwaller of Soda Springs.