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(Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo) In this file photo, fishing boat heads up Sevenmile Canyon at Lake Powell.
Lake Powell boat accident victim was Logan man

By Bob Mims

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Aug 09 2013 06:48 am • Last Updated Feb 14 2014 11:32 pm

The 23-year-old who died in a boating accident at Lake Powell has been identified as David Hinton, of Logan.

Hinton was riding on the boat about 8 p.m. Wednesday when the watercraft struck a submerged island or rock near Dangling Rope Marina. The collision ejected Hinton from the bow into the water and under the boat.

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Utah State Parks spokesman Eugene Swalberg said the accident investigation was ongoing.

"This is a terrible tragedy affecting family, friends and the entire boating community," he said. "But this is also a time to remind those enjoying Utah’s many lakes and reservoirs that with low water conditions, extra caution should be exercised when operating boats on the water."

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




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