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UPDATE: Nevada man who drowned at Sand Hollow State Park Identified

UPDATE: Police have identified the man who drowned at Sand Hollow State Park Wednesday evening as 71-year-old Jimmie Hilton of Las Vegas. 


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah (News4Utah) – A 71-year-old Nevada man drowned at Sand Hollow State Park Wednesday evening.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported accident involving a man at the dock at the main boat ramp at the park.

Park personnel responded and found an unresponsive 71-year-old man from Clark, Nevada.

Park officials said the apparent drowning victim stepped from the dock to an awaiting boat, missed the boat and slipped into the water. Witnesses told officials he tried to keep his head above water but was unable to.

When witnesses pulled the man from the water, he was unresponsive. They performed CPR until medical personnel arrived. Additional efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police did not release the man’s name.

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