Police search for missing man, 20, in Rock Port State Park area
(KUTV) Summit County Search and Rescue crews are looking for a 20-year-old man in the Rock Port State Park area.

Authorities say Halden Efren was involved in a verbal confrontation with a female companion at around 10 a.m. Sunday while camping at Rock Port State Park. After the confrontation, police say Efren walked away from the camp and has not been seen since.

Friends believed Efren had walked away to cool off, but when he did not return, they reported him as missing.

Efren is five feet, five inches tall, 170 pounds, and has brown eyes and short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a red T-shirt, gray shorts, sandals, a small backpack, and a baseball hat with a Chicago Bulls logo.

Efren is from Micronesia and does not speak English. Police say he has been in the United States for less than a month.

Approximately 20 SAR members and the Department of Public Safety are currently searching for Efren.

Anyone who sees Efren or might have picked him up in the Rock Port area is asked to contact the Summit County Sheriff's Office at 435-615-3600.

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Man missing after boat capsizes in Flaming Gorge
(KUTV) Search and rescue crews are looking for a 69-year-old man who went missing after his boat capsized in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir Monday afternoon.

Utah State Parks rangers say the 69-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman were on a small boat with an electric motor headed from the Antelope Flats area to Lucerne Marina. The winds gusts in the area made conditions difficult and the boat capsized.

The woman was able to make it to shore on a floatation device, but the man did not. The woman reported the man missing at about 4 p.m. Monday.

The names of the female survivor as well as the male victim are not being released by police at this time.

Uintah County Search and Rescue and dive team is on the scene. The Public Safety dive team along with State Parks, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and Sweetwater County Search and Rescue of Wyoming will be joining the search Tuesday morning.

2News will continue to update this story with more information as soon as it becomes available.

(Copyright 2014 Sinclair Broadcasting Group.)

Photo Courtesy: Utah Division of Parks & Recreation

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Crews rescue stranded dirt biker near Battle Creek area
(KUTV) The missing dirt biker in Pleasant Grove has been found.

John Parker, 39, from Orem was found by a fixed wing pilot on Tuesday morning in the mountains east of Pleasant Grove.  

AirMed was called in and they were able to lift Parker off the mountain and to an ambulance.

Parker got lost Monday and came upon some cliffs; he left his bike and went looking for open ground.

He then decided to wait for help in a nearby field.

Parker is being evaluated by Pleasant Grove Medical. They say he is not injured, but was exposed to the elements due to the chilly temperatures in the mountains overnight.

The motorcycle is still up in the mountains at this time, and officials say he will work with the Forest Service to get it back.

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Draper honors officer on one-year anniversary of fatal shooting
(KUTV) September 1 marks the one year anniversary of the death of Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson, who was shot and killed in the line of duty.

A few hundred people attended a remembrance ceremony for Sgt. Johnson at Draper Historic Park Monday night.

"September 1, 2013 forever changed many lives," said Draper Police Chief Bryan Roberts, addressing the crowd of family and friends and unrelated residents that came out to pay their respects. "It forever changed the Draper City Police Department."

Mayor Troy Walker proclaimed September 1 as "Sergeant Johnson Remembrance Day" and he urged all employees and citizens of Draper City to celebrate their fallen hero.

Johnson was fatally shot a year ago, moments after finishing his patrol shift, while trying to help a couple that appeared to be stranded on the side of the road.

"I can sit up here and say thank you all night long," said Derek's wife, Shante, thanking the community for support. "You will never know how much I love you and how much it means to me."

Shante shared personal stories about Derek, much of them through tears.

Many of her words drew laughter, like when she mentioned her and Derek's son Benson and finally getting pregnant. "You were really hard to get buddy, but it was fun trying," she told her son, in front of a laughing audience.

In a more private interview with 2News, Shante explained how difficult Derek's death has been for her to deal with.

"It's more raw now that a year has gone," she said. "A year ago I was in shock and a year ago I was numb. This year it's all here."

The family has organized a Fallen Officers Memorial Run for Saturday, September 13.

Sgt. Johnson's killer, Timothy Walker, was sentenced to life in prison last July.

By: Chris Miller

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Movement to boycott Carl's Jr. over racy ads gains momentum in Utah
(KUTV) A movement to boycott a popular restaurant is gaining momentum in Utah.

The hashtag #CutTheCarls urges people to avoid Carl's Jr. because of how the company's ads portray women.

"We've been thinking about doing a campaign against Carl's Jr. or about Carl's Jr. for a long time," said Lexie Kite, co-director of the non-profit group Beauty Redefined, which is based in Utah. She runs the group with her twin sister, Lindsay.

With regard to the racy ads, Lexie Kite has a message for Carl's Jr.

"Women are more than bodies. Women cannot just be treated and used and abused and looked at. We are more than objects," she said.

The Kite sisters are pushing the hashtags #CutTheCarls and #MoreThanMeat and they're trying to get men on board.

"Their target is 18 to 35-year-old men," said Kite of the restaurant's marketing focus. "That's why my husband got involved because he is disgusted by the way women are portrayed. So we need more men to speak up."

It is not likely Carl's Jr. will stop airing the ads. In the past, the company has strongly defended its use of "hot celebrities" and models to sell its product. In fact, in an April 2011 news release, the company said, "We believe in putting hot models in our commercials, because ugly ones don't sell burgers."

(To read the full news release, visit http://www.carlsjr.com/company/releases/carls-jr-and-hardees-offer-no-bs-and-thats-just-the-way-it-is)

The ads don't bother everyone.

"I think those commercials are great," said Darius Herron of Salt Lake City. "I don't see anything offensive with it. It's beautiful people eating beautiful food."

In fact, Herron has just one complaint.

"I just wish the burgers would add up to the commercials, how they look on the commercials, because it's like a mismatch there," he said.

The Kite sisters hope their message will resonate and cause more people to respond to Carl's Jr. with their wallets.

"This is one way that men can really stand up in this fight for all of the girls and women that they know and love," said Kite.

2News reached out to Carl's Jr. for comment, but they did not return our calls.

To read the blog post about #CutTheCarls from Beauty Redefined, visit http://www.beautyredefined.net/cut-the-carls/.

By Daniel Woodruff

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