Police: 16-year-old boy dies after jump off a bridge in Lehi
Jul. 08, 2018
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a teenage boy has died after jumping off a bridge in Lehi.
The Daily Herald reports that Lehi police have identified the teen as 16-year-old Cole Merrill of Alpine.
Police say three boys and two girls went to the old iron bridge in Lehi at about 10 p.m. Saturday.
The boys reportedly decided to do a backflip off the bridge's railing.
Police say two of the boys surfaced from the waters of the Jordan River.
Merrill's body was recovered after about two hours of searching and authorities say the current had taken him about 25 feet (7.6 meters) north of the bridge in about 8 feet (2.4 meters) of water.
Police say the incident remains under investigation.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldextra.com