Search suspended for missing swimmer at Newton Dam, effort to resume Monday

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jun 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-17 21:07:29-04

UPDATE: Cache County Sheriff’s Office stated around 6 p.m. Sunday the search effort is ended for the day.

The search will continue Monday with help from the State Dive Team and Wasatch County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel. Both teams will be using sonar and other equipment in their search.

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SMITHFIELD – Search teams are resuming the search for a possible drowning victim at Newton Dam.

According to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, the search began Saturday afternoon when a 35-year-old male was reported missing.

The man had been swimming with a group at the Newton Dam who called 911 when they realized he had disappeared.

The Cache County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue and the Department of Public Safety Dive team responded to Newton dam to search for the man but say they called off the search around 2 a.m.

Deputies say they have so far been unable to make contact all of the male’s family and will not be releasing the name until they do.

The State Dive Team is searching Sunday assist by boats equipped with sonar.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details are released.