Local teen who died in lake identified

RIVERTON (WNE) — A 15-year-old youth who was found deceased in Morton Lake on July 27 has been identified as Dagon McWhorter of Evanston.

The teen became the subject of a Fremont County Search and Rescue call July 25 while tubing with other teens in the lake, which is also known as Pilot Butte Reservoir.

Search efforts that Saturday and Sunday were unsuccessful, and sophisticated sonar equipment from the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office was deployed July 27 by Fremont County Sheriff Ryan Lee and local Search and Rescue personnel.

The teen’s body was pulled from the lake just before noon that day.

Fremont County Coroner chief deputy Erin Ivie said the investigation has been undertaken by her office and Lee’s office, and is ongoing.

McWhorter was from Evanston. Scanner traffic on July 25 indicated that he was a resident of the Riverton Group Home for Boys at the time of his death.



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