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Man dies following incident near Sand Hollow State Park

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Posted at 2:59 PM, May 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-31 16:59:56-04

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — A man died Sunday night following an incident just outside Sand Hollow State Park in Washington County.

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The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation said 36-year-old Erik Alvarez of Artesia, Calif. was riding an ATV when an accident occurred. A member of Alvarez's group later found him and called for help around 7:30 p.m.

Officials say the initial call came in about a possible cardiac arrest.

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A Lifeflight helicopter was dispatched to the area, but Alvarez, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, died at the scene.