Korean Exchange Student Drowns in Reservoir

Korean Exchange Student Drowns in Reservoir

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HUNTSVILLE, Utah (AP) -- Divers recovered the body of an 18-year-old Korean exchange student who drowned 10 yards or less from the shore at Causey Reservoir in northern Utah.

Jeong Jee, a senior at Christian Heritage School in Riverdale, was swimming Saturday with other people from Washington Heights Baptist Church.

Crews lowered a remote-controlled device equipped with sonar, camera and claw. Jee's body was found 121 feet below the surface Sunday.

"That's deeper than our divers can go," said Capt. Klint Anderson of the Weber County sheriff's office.

Dogs helped searchers pinpoint the location.

When Jee disappeared in the water, teens with poor cell phone reception ran four miles to a restaurant for help.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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