Body of 14-year-old boy recovered after he fell through ice on Tooele reservoir

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TOOELE, Utah, Feb. 14, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — The body of 14-year-old male who fell through the ice Monday night on Tooele’s Settlement Canyon Reservoir has been recovered by search teams.

A statement posted on social media by the Tooele City Police Department said the teen’s body was found after midnight Tuesday, several hours after he and two other males, 18 and 16, ventured onto the ice just before 7 p.m.

All three were “on the ice when the 18-year-old male and 14-year-old juvenile male fell through,” police said.

“The 18-year-old male was able to get out of the water. He and the 16-year-old male flagged down a citizen who called 911 for emergency help.”

Tooele City police who arrived on scene attempted to rescue the 14-year-old. In the process, one of the Tooele City Officers fell through the ice.

“The officer was immediately recovered, evaluated, and released at the scene for cold exposure,” police said.

The 18-year-old and the 16-year-old “were also evaluated on scene for cold exposure and were released.”

In addition to the Tooele City Police, Tooele City Fire Department,  Tooele County Search & Rescue, and the Utah Department of Public Safety Dive Team took part in the search efforts.

Updates will be provided as information becomes available.


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