On Saturday, Utah County law-enforcement officials completed a third day of searching for 6-year-old Michael Fenton, who fell into the American Fork River Thursday evening and is presumed to have drowned.
Search and rescue teams found no trace of the boy and gave up the search at 6 p.m. They are scheduled to resume their search for the boy at 7 a.m. Sunday.Michael, from Salt Lake, had returned from a hiking trip with his family to Timpanogos Cave, when he fell into the river near a footbridge close to the Timpanogos Cave Visitors Center. Blair Fenton, 39, his father, dove into the water but was unable to reach the boy.
On Thursday, Utah County Sheriff's officials conducted a hasty search of the river but were unable to find the boy's body. On Friday, search and rescue teams returned, but efforts again proved futile.
Saturday morning, sheriff's officials brought in bloodhounds from the Utah State Prison, who targeted several spots between the accident site and a lower river dam, but to no avail, according to sheriff's spokesman Ron Fernstedt.
Officials originally brought in divers for the search, but the waters have proven too dangerous for even professional divers, Fern-stedt said.