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Three-year-old child drowns in Lewiston, last seen on electric 4-wheeler

Mar 13, 2021, 5:28 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY — The Cache County Sheriff’s Office confirms that a 3-year-old child drowned on Saturday in a river close to the child’s Lewiston home.


 

In a statement, Cache County officials said that prior to the arrival of first responders the child was found in the river and that life-saving measures had already been started.

The child was transported to a local hospital, and the Sheriff’s office reports that despite more life-saving efforts, the child did not survive.

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Cache County Sheriff’s dispatch center was told that the child was last seen on a battery-powered 4-wheeler. The 4-wheeler was found in the river behind the child’s home in Lewiston.

“Our initial investigation indicates this is a tragic accident,” said Lt. Mikelshan Bartschi, of the Cache County Sheriff’s office in a statement.

“We would like to remind the public to take this unfortunate event as a reminder to tell your kids you love them, give them an extra hug and kiss, and to always cherish the moment.”

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Three-year-old child drowns in Lewiston, last seen on electric 4-wheeler