Search called off for missing BYU student


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    Missing BYU student Eric Larson was pronounced dead by authorities on Aug. 12.

    Larson, a junior and accounting major from Bountiful, Davis County, was reported missing on Aug. 2 on the Egegic River in Alaska.

    An experienced fisherman, Larson was last seen about 6 p.m. on Aug. 2 going out into the water to retrieve his boat that had broken loose in a storm.

    “There were high winds and rough water,” said Sgt.

    Engleman of Bristol Bay, Alaska police. “It was very possible that he was broadsided by turbulence and fell from the skiff.”

    Larson’s family has announced tentative plans for funeral services to be held on Aug. 19. But it’s not certain yet, the family said.

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