Teen Believed To Have Drowned In Trinity River

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Fort Worth Fire Department’s dive team searched Thursday evening for a teenager who slipped and fell into the Trinity River, and those search efforts will resume on Friday.

A young woman said that she saw the 15-year-old boy go under and never come back up near East Fourth Street and Riverside Drive in Fort Worth. She called 911 and stated that a family member jumped in after the boy, but they could not find him.

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“At first, struggled, but then he just went into the water,” recalled witness Lesley Garcia. “He worried and tried going back into the water. They were screaming his name and nothing showed. They chased him over there to see if they could see something, but no.”

The dive team did a grid search of the area, along with search teams on boats and other people scanning the banks of the river for any sign of the boy. They remained at the scene through Thursday night.

The fire department said that the dam is designed to be crossed on foot, and anyone near the water should wear a life jacket.

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