Missing Swimmer Found Dead In Yampa River

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Search crews in Moffat County have found the body of a 13-year-old girl who disappeared while swimming with relatives in the Yampa River.

The Denver Post reports the body was found today, less than 50 feet from where the girl was last seen alive.

Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz says the teen went swimming about 6:30 Sunday with some cousins, but that the water level was low and the river conditions were considered "normal" for this time of year.

antz says the girl vanished in the current of the river. Searchers looked for her until dark without success, and resumed their efforts about 6 a.m.

An aircraft crew located the girl about 8:30 a.m.

Her name has not been released. The Post reports her parents are driving from Texas, because their daughter had been visiting extended family in Craig.

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