State park rangers and search and rescue crews in Box Elder County searched until dark Friday for a man who disappeared while riding a personal watercraft at Willard Bay and is now feared drowned.
Officials with Willard Bay State Park identified the missing man as Brigham Bradley, a 32-year-old corrections officer for the Weber County Sheriff's Office. Eugene Swalberg, a spokesman for Utah State Parks, said officials were unable to find any sign of Bradley on the water or on the shore. The operation's goals have now shifted to that of recovery instead of rescue, Swalberg said.
Bradley was off duty when he was riding with his friends Friday afternoon. At about 2 p.m., the watercraft he was on broke down, and he stayed on top of it while his friends went to get towing equipment, according to park officials.