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Middleton teen's body found in Boise River

Posted: 12:46 PM, Jul 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-30 18:46:22Z

Officials have retrieved the body of a 16-year-old Middleton boy who apparently drowned in the Boise River.

Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies, as well as crews from the Star Fire District, the Eagle Fire Department and the Boise Fire Department searched the Boise River near Star Road until dark Sunday night and continued the search Monday morning. 

About 12:30 p.m. Monday, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office tweeted, “The body of the 16-year-old was recovered today about 30 feet from shore. (There were) no obvious signs of trauma. He is believed to have drowned.”

“The teen disappeared in the water around 3 p.m. Sunday. Friends searched for several hours and then called for help,” the tweet stated.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

No further information was immediately available.