HURRICANE – A man was pulled from the water at Sand Hollow Reservoir early Thursday afternoon. He was described as suffering drowning-like symptoms and was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in critical condition. He was later confirmed to have passed away.
Hurricane Fire and Rescue responded to a call at 1:15 p.m., Kevin Gildea, firefighter/paramedic, said. He said the man was out of the water when Hurricane Fire arrived.
The man, in his 20s, was swimming and was out with some other people when he had difficulties, Sand Hollow State Park Manager Laura Melling said.
The man was swimming up toward the rocks on the northwest side near the main boat ramp, she said. He was brought in to the main boat ramp.
“He was either with friends or someone got him and brought him to shore,” Melling said. “My staff at the park started CPR and got the ambulance to come and transport him.”
Melling said she was later updated by DRMC staff around 6 p.m. that the man had passed away.
The victim’s name will not be released until after family has been notified.
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