Police identify Spanish Fork man who drowned at Starvation Reservoir

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File photo of Starvation Reservoir by a FOX 13 viewer.

DUCHESNE, Utah — A Spanish Fork man drowned Thursday at Starvation Reservoir.

Friday authorities identified the deceased as 79-year-old Peter Tomadakis of Spanish Fork.

The man and his friend were walking along the shore around 3:40 when he slipped and fell, then rolled several feet down the bank and into the water, according to a news release from Utah State Parks.

The man’s friend, a fishing companion, was unable to assist and called 9-1-1 for help, the news release said.

Members of the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office and a Utah State Parks ranger came to the scene and recovered the man,  but he was pronounced dead.






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