UI freshman drowns in Dworshak Reservoir
A University of Idaho freshman drowned Saturday while swimming to an island near the Freeman Creek Boat Launch in Dworshak State Park near Orofino.
Bruce Pitman, UI dean of students, said a small group of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity members went on a camping trip near Dworshak State Park and decided to swim to an island in Dworshak Reservoir.
“It is my understanding that they made it and were returning to shore,” Pitman said.
It was while returning to shore that Preston W. Vorhauer experienced distress and couldn’t continue swimming.
“A couple of guys swimming nearby tried to come to his aid but were not able to help him,” Pitman said. “He went under and drowned.”
Pitman said the funeral will take place Saturday in Kamiah, where Vorhauer is from.
“There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Life Center Church. The main service will be at 12 p.m.,” Pitman said. “Following the main service there will be a dinner at the Valley View Church of the Nazarene.”
Pitman said Lambda Chi Alpha will have their own private