UT Man Corey Eggleston ID’d As Suspect Arrested In Saturday Flaming Gorge Fatal Boating Accident

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MANILA, UT. (THECOUNT) — Corey Dale Eggleston has been identified as the suspect arrested on DUI and homicide causing death following a drunk boating accident at Flaming Gorge Reservoir Saturday afternoon.

Eggleston, 25, was transported into Uintah County Jail where he remains in custody after being found with a blood alcohol content level over the legal limit.

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According to the probable cause statement, a Daggett County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a possible drowning call at Flaming Gorge Reservoir at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a boat being pulled into the boat ramp with one deceased man aboard.

The dead man drowned after from falling from a boat that was performing a turn.

Eggleston later admitted to the deputy that he was drinking and operating a boat when he made a left turn, and all three occupants in the boat fell into the water.

The other victim spoke with the deputy, who confirmed that Eggleston was operating the boat and made three people fall into the water without any life vests, reports KUTV.

The deceased man was not identified by officials.

Geo quick facts: Manila is a small town located on the northern edge of Daggett County, Utah, United States, just south of the Wyoming border. The town is at the junction of State Route 43 and State Route 44, and is the county seat of Daggett County – Wikipedia.

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