Angler missing at Flaming Gorge

Published: Monday, April 29 2013 10:20 a.m. MDT

Water is released from Flaming Gorge Dam in this file photo. Daggett County's search and rescue team was called out Monday to look for an angler who was reported missing about 5:45 p.m. Sunday.

Alex Cabrero, Deseret News

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DUTCH JOHN, Daggett County — Daggett County's search and rescue team has been called out to look for a missing angler at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

The man, who is believed to be from Wyoming, was reported missing about 5:45 p.m. Sunday by a group of boaters. The group had found a partially submerged boat in the Jug Hollow area, according to a statement from the Daggett County Sheriff's Office.

The owner of the boat was not with the vessel, the statement said.

Conditions at Flaming Gorge were "very poor" Sunday with high winds and treacherous waters, authorities said. They are conducting searches on land and on water because they don't know whether the angler is still in the reservoir or made it to shore.

The sheriff's office is not releasing the man's name or age at this time. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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