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Teen's body recovered from Yellowstone River

Posted at 10:53 AM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 15:22:50-04

The body of a boy who was reported missing on Saturday has been recovered from the Yellowstone River, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Office.

The 13-year-old boy, Ira Lawrence of Watford City, North Dakota, was last seen swimming in the Yellowstone River on Saturday afternoon. He was swimming with a group before he disappeared.

Sheriff's officials said an intense search effort on land, water, and air was launched, and his body was recovered on Wednesday.

The sheriff's office said in a news release:

  • "On Wednesday September 9, 2020 at about 1:59 pm the body of Ira Lawrence was recovered in the Yellowstone River by law enforcement Dive Team. Sheriff John Dynneson and Richland County Sheriff’s Office expresses our sincere sympathy to the family, friends and neighbors of Ira Lawrence. The sheriff’ office wishes to thank all those that took part in the search or offered to assist in the search On September 5, 2020 at about 1:05 pm the Richland County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing swimmer in the Yellowstone River about a mile south from Richland Park. The swimmer was identified as 13 year old Ira David Lawrence from Watford City, ND A search of the area continued for next four days by air, water and land."

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