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Bridger drowning victim identified

Posted at 8:55 AM, Jul 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-01 14:21:50-04

BRIDGER - Authorities on Friday released the name of a man who drowned in a Bridger area canal.

Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan said Bruce Leslie, 66 of Bridger, was reported missing at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Law enforcement located items belonging to Leslie near a foot bridge that crosses the Sand Creek Canal in Bridger, and the man's body was located about two miles downstream at about 4 p.m.

Authorities determined Leslie died as a result of accidental drowning, the sheriff said.