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University of Idaho dean pulled from Dworshak Reservoir

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CLEARWATER COUNTY, Idaho -

Update: In a Facebook post Sunday, the University of Idaho confirms the man found dead in the Dworshak Reservoir Saturday evening was the school's dean of the College of Science. 

"It is with shock and great sorrow that we share with you the death of Paul Joyce, Dean of the College of Science," the post reads, " Our thoughts and deep condolences are with his family, friends and colleagues during this very sad time."

"Paul joined UI faculty in 1991 and was appointed dean of the College of Science in 2013. He was a valuable and well-respected member of our university community; admired by staff and faculty, as well as his students, for his dedication and interdisciplinary efforts. He will be sorely missed."

Police continue to investigate. The cause of death has not been released.

Previous coverage:

Deputies with the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office say they found a man dead in his car, submerged in the Dworshak Reservoir Saturday evening.

Deputies received an "attempt to locate" call for a 2008 Toyota Prius driven by Paul J. Joyce at around 3 p.m. About two hours after receiving the call, Joyce's car was found submerged in the reservoir at the Big Eddy Boat Ramp.

The 57-year-old Joyce was found dead inside the car.

The cause of death has not yet been determined and the case is still under investigation.

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