SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation released the name of a man who was rescued from his sinking truck Tuesday at Quail Creek State Park but later died at a hospital.
Doug M. Schaerrer, 80, of Lindon, died Wednesday at St. George Regional Hospital, said the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation.
Witnesses said Schaerrer was stuck inside a truck pulling a boat. The driver was backing the truck down a boat ramp and became submerged in the water.
A state park ranger was able to break through a window of the truck and retrieve Schaerrer. The ranger performed CPR until emergency medical units arrived. Schaerrer was transported to the hospital but later died.
The ranger was treated at the hospital for cuts and injuries sustained during the rescue and later released.
The incident remains under investigation.
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