Missing swimmer’s body recovered from Newton Reservoir; investigation ongoing

Crews responded to a possible drowning at Newton Dam June 16, 2018.

CACHE COUNTY, Utah — Cache County Search & Rescue teams have recovered the body of a Logan man who disappeared last week while swimming in Newton Reservoir.

Austin Nsegiyuma was reported missing Saturday around 5:30 p.m. His body was pulled from the reservoir around 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office.

“Austin was a great guy. No matter what the situation was or who you were he smiled and laughed and loved anyone who crossed his path blood-related or not,” Nikki Love, a friend of Nsegiyuma, said. He always says to make the best out of every day and love the ones you have in front of you. He did just that.

A statement from the Sheriff’s Office said Nsegiyuma is being sent to the Utah State Office of the Medical Examiner.

“This is an ongoing investigation and Sheriff’s Office investigators will be working with the State Medical Examiner’s Office on this case,” the statement said. “If any other information becomes available, we will release that information at a future time.”