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Drowning victim in Sand Hollow Reservoir identified

HURRICANE, Utah (AP) — An Arizona man who drowned after swimming with a group of friends and family at Sand Hollow State Park has been identified.

The Spectrum in St. George reports ( that authorities said Friday 26-year-old Hyrum S. Cooke, of Colorado City, Arizona drowned in the park’s reservoir.

Cooke was in the northwest part of the reservoir when he disappeared Wednesday.

Members of the group later found him about 10 feet below the surface and took him to a dock and administered CPR.

Hurricane firefighters and paramedics later pronounced him dead at the scene.

Park manager Laura Melling says Cooke did not have any health issues and the incident is still under investigation.

Melling says the drowning is the first accident at Sand Hollow in five years.

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