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Southern Utah man dies at Quail Creek reservoir

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Mar 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-09 17:21:57-05

HURRICANE, Utah — A Utah man died Monday after an incident at Quail Creek State Park.

The body of 77-year-old Donald L. Denoon was recovered from the reservoir Monday night after his family reported that he had gone fishing that morning and didn't return.

Denoon, a resident of Washington County, was reported missing around 7:45 p.m. He was found dead by rescuers at about 10:45.

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The area was experiencing windy conditions and cold water temperatures Monday, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation said. A life jacket was found inside Denoon's boat, but he was not wearing one.

"The Utah Divison of Parks and Recreation extends our condolences to Denoon’s friends and family," a press release read.

The incident is under investigation.