Man dies from drowning in hot springs in central Utah

The man had reportedly been underwater for “a few minutes”.

(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Meadow Hot Springs photographed on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

According to police, a man died Saturday night in Meadow Hot Springs in central Utah after drowning.

The Millard County Sheriff’s Office reported that its Millard County EMS deputies and paramedics were responding to a report of an unresponsive man at the wells located west of I-15 near the towns of Kanosh and Meadow late Saturday night.

According to a press release, the man had reportedly been underwater for “a few minutes” and witnesses had begun life-saving efforts.

He was taken to Fillmore Hospital but could not be revived and was pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Christopher Lunt, a South Salt Lake resident.

“This appears to be an accidental drowning as investigated to date by the MCSO and the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office,” the sheriff’s office wrote. “Our condolences go out to Christopher’s family and friends at their time of loss.”

This article is published by the Utah News Collaborative, a partnership of Utah news organizations dedicated to educating readers across the state. Man dies from drowning in hot springs in central Utah

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