Two fishermen rescued in fatal boating mishap at Flaming Gorge

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Two fishermen rescued in fatal boating mishap at Flaming Gorge

Postby WB Staff » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:39 pm

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — The body of a Utah man was recovered and two other men were rescued after a boating accident in Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office detective Dick Blust said Sunday.

Adverse weather was a factor in the accident that involved three men fishing in a small boat on the west side of Flaming Gorge, south of Green River and the Buckboard Marina, Blust said.

He said a call about what is being described as a fatal boating mishap came into authorities "very, very early" Sunday morning. The two survivors are "safe and well," Blust said, and are also believed to be from Utah.

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Re: Two fishermen rescued in fatal boating mishap at Flaming Gorge

Postby WB Staff » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:28 pm

ROY, Utah — Friends and co-workers gathered at the Angler’s Den fishing store to grieve for a man who died in a boating accident in Wyoming this weekend.
Friends say Lance Henninger devoted his entire life to the outdoors and fishing.

“It was a very terrible phone call to get first think this morning,” said Brandt Hogge, a friend of Henninger for more than 30 years.

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office says three people were on a boat at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir when severe weather caused it to capsize. Two men were rescued, but the third drowned. While the sheriff has not released the identity of the victim, friends say that person is Lance Henninger.

“I don’t think Lance would have wanted to be anywhere else but on the gorge when he was called,” said Nick Andrews, a friend and co-worker.

Henninger worked at the Angler’s Den since it opened 14 years ago.

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