Searchers looking for a husband and wife missing when their boat capsized in a remote reservoir have found the couple’s remains and also discovered four other bodies, thought to be swimmers and boaters who disappeared in the reservoir over the last decade.
The latest discovery of a man’s body was reported Monday by the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities began using sonar equipment at Strawberry Reservoir earlier this month to search for Catheryn Roundy, 23, and her husband, Steven Roundy, 28. The two disappeared Nov. 8 when waves swamped their fishing boat, and their bodies were recovered Nov. 17.
Also found were the bodies of Drake McMillan, 46, who disappeared while swimming in 2001, and two boaters who had been missing since 1995.
The fourth body recovered Monday could be a man who was with the two boaters, authorities said. The state medical examiner is trying to identify them.
The lake, 65 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, is in the mountainous Uinta National Forest. The reservoir is at a high elevation, 9,000 feet, and winds can whip up waves quickly, swamping boaters.
Sonar had not been used before in any of the searches and investigators are continuing to look for more bodies.