Police identify Spanish Fork man who drowned at Starvation Reservoir
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.