Searchers find drowning victim in Newton Reservoir

LOGAN — Authorities have released the identity of a Logan man who allegedly drown Saturday afternoon in Newton Reservoir. Austin Nsegiyumva’s body was recovered Tuesday morning, following nearly three days of searching.

Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Locke said Search and Rescue teams found Nsegiyumva’s body around 8 a.m. The remains were turned over to the State Medical Examiner’s office to investigate the exact cause of death.

Saturday evening, a caller phoned 911 reporting that Nsegiyumva was swimming in the reservoir, went under the water, and never came back up. He could not be found by other individuals who were swimming with him. It was not known what may have caused him to go under, but he may have been intoxicated at the time.

Search and Rescue teams were assisted by the the State Dive Team and Wasatch County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue. Both teams had sonar and other equipment to aid in the search.

Locke thanked search and rescue volunteers and the dive teams for the hours they had spent in the recovery effort.

According to his Facebook page, Nsegiyumva was born in Rwanda. He attended high school and college in San Diego, California.

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