ST. GEORGE – The family of Jared Royer, a Santa Clara resident and Dixie Regional Medical Center anesthesiologist who was killed Monday in a scuba diving incident in Catalina Island, California, issued a statement Friday regarding Royer’s death.
“We are working with authorities in California to return Jared to Utah and make funeral arrangements,” the statement said. “Once this is complete, a date and location for the services will be announced.”
The family members have asked the public to respect their privacy during this tragedy and have designated a spokesperson to speak for the family during this time.
Donations to aid the family are being accepted, according to the statement, and contributions to the Jared Royer Memorial Fund can be made at Zions Bank locations of via gofundme.com.
A portion of the statement from the family:
Our husband and father Jared Royer died unexpectedly this week while on a scuba trip in Southern California. Jared looked forward to any adventure and lived with enthusiasm and zest. He loved cycling, running, hiking, swimming, camping, and any opportunity to enjoy the beauties of the world.
We are so grateful to our many friends and family who are rallying around as we struggle with the grief of Jared’s passing.
We want to thank the rescue workers who gave so much time and effort searching for Jared. We are especially grateful to the scuba community volunteers who did not give up even when the official search ended.
Royer is survived by his wife and four children.
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