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Officials identify man who died while swimming at East Canyon Reservoir

Posted at 6:42 AM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 18:28:43-04

EAST CANYON STATE PARK, Utah -- Authorities have identified a man who died while swimming at East Canyon Reservoir Sunday.

Utah State Parks identified the man Monday as 25-year-old Shervin Rayeneh.

Lt. Eric Stucki told Fox 13 on Monday morning that crews recovered his body Sunday after 10 p.m.

Rayeneh went under while struggling to swim in the cold water.

The man's family had rented a pontoon boat, and he had been swimming with two others when he began to struggle. Authorities do not suspect impairment, saying the cold water was a likely factor.

“They noticed he was kind of struggling and making his way back to the boat,” Stucki said. “He went under the water and hasn’t been seen since.”

Several members of the group were wearing life jackets but the man was not.

Rescue crews spent Sunday searching for the man with the help of LifeFlight and other resources.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.