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Man, 84, found dead at West Valley golf course

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Posted at 8:30 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 10:30:50-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A man was found dead at a West Valley City golf course Wednesday several hours after leaving to take his dogs for a walk.

According to West Valley City Police, the body of 84-year-old Richard Porath was found in a lake on a golf course near 4255 Lake Park Blvd.

Police discovered Porath's body after someone called dispatch to report two stray dogs at a nearby business around 6:30.

Porath's wife told police that Porath had taken the dogs for a walk around six hours earlier.

Police said foul play is not suspected and the death appears to be a tragic accident.