Utah Fly Angler Found Dead

Robert “Austin” Harker left his house Thursday morning to head out for a day fishing on the Strawberry River in Utah. The last he was heard from was around 11 AM that morning when he called his wife to let her know that his fishing plans had changed and he was heading further east to find new water. He was expected to return later that evening.

After a multiday search and rescue operation,  the Millcreek, Utah native was found yesterday by authorities. They first found his pickup truck parked in the Lake Canyon area of Duchesne County, and shortly thereafter, helicopter teams located his body not far away.

According to authorities there are no suspicions of foul play, and the cause of death will be determined by the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office.

“Our condolences go out to the Harker and Cowart families and we appreciate their help and their strength during the search for Austin,” Duchesne County Sheriff Travis Tucker said. “We ask the public and the press to respect the family’s request for privacy during this very difficult time.”

Source: FOX 13 Salt Lake

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