Searchers in a light plane discovered Wilford Larsen's body Monday morning in Utah Lake a short distance from where he disappeared Saturday evening while fishing with the children of a friend.
Larsen, 2305 S. Eighth East, Salt Lake City, was the fifth Utahn to die in a drowning accident Saturday. Two children also died after falling into a canal in Sandy and a Sandy man drowned during a boating accident on Deer Creek Reservoir.Larsen's body was discovered shortly before 8 a.m. floating in the water north of Lincoln Beach.
The body of 10-year-old Jason Coleman, son of Annamarie Coleman, Centerville, was recovered Sunday.
Larsen and the four Coleman children were wading in the water north of Lincoln Beach on the lake's southwest shore Saturday about 5 p.m. when high waves kicked up by strong winds carried them away from the shore, said Deputy Mark Beals.
Shane Wall, 23, Santaquin, was fishing nearby. He spotted the victims and swam out to rescue them. He pulled out three children - Jeremy Coleman, 13, Jennifer Coleman, 11, and Joshua Coleman, 9.
"When he (Wall) turned around, he couldn't see the other two victims," Beals said.
The Coleman children live with their mother in Centerville, Beals said.
Jason Coleman did not know how to swim, said a sheriff's office. spokesman.
At Deer Creek Reservoir, Wasatch County sheriff's searchers found the body of David Rockland Houston, 34, 11119 London Derry Drive, Sandy, about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Houston's body was pulled from the water about 30 minutes after he drowned. Houston was boating with his wife and four children. He had anchored his craft in the Provo River channel near Charleston Bridge shortly before 3 p.m. A high wind snapped the anchor line.
"(He) jumped out to retrieve it and he went down," said Deputy Lance Gardner, Wasatch County sheriff's office.
The boat drifted away, forcing Houston to swim toward shore, which was about 70 yards in one direction and 150 in another.
"He was a real strong swimmer. All of sudden, though, his head popped up and he grabbed his throat like he'd got something caught in it," Gardner said. "His wife and kids couldn't get to him. All they could do was watch. They couldn't get the boat started."
In Sandy, the bodies of 3-year-old Terry Lynn Southam and her brother, Gary Lee, who would have turned 2 on Sunday, were pulled from the Jordan Irrigation Co. canal that runs past Ashley Diane Apartments, 8680 S. 220 East.
The toddlers apparently wandered into the canal after having climbed through a hole in a fence surrounding the apartment complex.
Their deaths were the third and fourth drownings in the canal in 10 years. The children lived in the apartment building.