State Parks identifies East Canyon drowning victim |

State Parks identifies East Canyon drowning victim

The body of a Murray man was recovered from about 15 feet of water Saturday afternoon after the 29-year-old drowned at East Canyon State Park in Morgan County.

Witnesses said Raymond L. Behunin was swimming without a life jacket when he went below the surface on Saturday, according to Deena Loyola, a spokeswoman for Utah State Parks and Recreation.

"Family members swam out to him, but were unable to locate him in deep water," Loyola said in a prepared statement.

Behunin’s body was located about 25 feet from the shore.

Authorities in Morgan County requested help from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office Saturday afternoon.

"We were requested to deploy our search-and-rescue boat and submarine to East Canyon reservoir," said Detective Ron Bridge, a spokesman for the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. "On our way there they located the deceased person in the water and we turned around and came back."

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