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Teenager's body recovered from Pineview Reservoir

By Sandra Yi and Jordan Ormond, | Posted - Jul 19th, 2014 @ 10:44pm


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PINEVIEW RESERVOIR, Weber County — The body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from Pineview Reservoir Saturday afternoon.

Deputies were called to the Anderson Cove area around 3 p.m. when a fisherman on the shore noticed the body out in the water, Weber County Sheriff's Sgt. Lane Findlay said. Officials did not release the 16-year-old girl's name Saturday, but said she was a runaway who was believed to be suicidal.

Alejandro Oviedo and his family came to the popular recreation area to enjoy the lake and ride their wave runners. But he said the boy fishing caught everyone's eye when he hooked his line on what appeared to be a person swimming.

"We thought he was OK, and so we just left," Oviedo said, referring to the person seen in the water.

The boy's parents alerted other beachgoers and authorities in the area.

Findlay said reports were also made by other beachgoers in the area, prompting seven divers and 15 search and rescue personnel to respond.

After two hours of searching, the Weber County dive teams located the body in about 15 feet of water near the beach where it was last seen, Findlay said.

It is unknown how long the girl's body had been in the water or how she died. Her death remains under investigation.

Findlay said the teen's body was turned over to the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner.

Contributing: Emiley Morgan

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