STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR – Law has restored the body of a 26-year-old woman from Sugar House, confirming that both her and…
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR – Law has restored the body of a 26-year-old woman from Sugar House, confirming that both her and her boyfriend died after their canoe kissed at the Strawberry Reservoir.
Chenoa Plank and 24-year-old Benjamin Magalis, of Goodhue, Minnesota, fish near Chicken Creek West on November 12 when thrown into 38 degrees water, according to the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office.
“Sorry, Chenoa and Benjamin went into the water,” said the sheriff’s office in a Sunday-based statement. The state physician’s office determines an official cause of death, but it appears that the couple drowned, said the sheriff’s office.
Crews found Magal’s body around 8:00 pm Saturday. They had searched the reservoir since Friday after Plank’s father rang 91
1 and reported that it had been to return Tuesday from camping at the reservoir.
Search Team found the parties belongings Friday and Saturday, including a reverse canoe. They rescued Plank dog, Hazel, wearing a life vest on Friday.
“We spent several days with the Planka and Magalis families and have appreciated their strength and kindness,” said the sheriff’s office. “We mourn with them during this difficult time and are grateful to all those who have volunteered and helped so generously.”