Boat found, search narrows for missing Wyoming man

Flaming Gorge • Danny Durante missing at Flaming Gorge Reservoir since Sunday.
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Search and rescue workers looking for a missing Wyoming boater have narrowed the focus of their efforts after locating his submerged boat.

The boat, which initially had been spotted by other boaters this past weekend at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, was found by Utah search crews Tuesday afternoon. Daggett County Sheriff's spokeswoman Susie Potter said Wednesday that the water craft was submerged in 100 feet of water in the Jug Hollow area.

The discovery restored hopes of divers and searchers in boats equipped with sonar for recovering the remains of Danny Angelo Durante, 46, of Jackson, Wyo. He is presumed to have drowned sometime last Sunday when the boat apparently capsized.

"With the location of the boat the searchers will be able to focus the search area according to the current patterns," Potter said, adding that "high winds this week have complicated the search efforts."

In addition to Daggett County search and rescue workers, state parks and recreation personnel were joined Wednesday by searchers from Sweetwater County, Wyo.

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