Family identifies woman swept into Weber River

May 5, 2023, 6:29 AM

A woman who fell into the Weber River on Monday evening has been identified by family members as 28...

A woman who fell into the Weber River on Monday evening has been identified by family members as 28-year-old Libby Stimpson. (Photo: Lassetter family via GoFundMe)

(Photo: Lassetter family via GoFundMe)

UINTAH, Weber County — A woman who fell into the Weber River on Monday evening has been identified by family members as 28-year-old Libby Stimpson.

Stimpson was walking her dogs along the riverbank when she was swept into the river. Multiple witnesses at the river said they saw someone in the water and heard screams. Stimpson’s family reported her missing around the same time.

Crews set up multiple checkpoints along the shore all the way past Riverdale and sent divers into the water. By Tuesday afternoon, crews had pivoted from search and rescue to recovery efforts.

“Sweet Libby is a kind and generous woman who gives her strength and light to anyone she encounters,” the woman’s family said on a GoFundMe* page. “We have been inundated with requests from people asking how they can help. We are now searching to recover her from the river and lay her to rest.”

The GoFundMe, which aims to raise money for funeral costs, had raised over $13,000 by Thursday afternoon.

“There will still be a need for volunteers to assist in the search and recovery, but your donation is a quick way to alleviate some of the financial burden on Libby’s husband Luke and her family. We deeply appreciate your help and consideration in caring for our wonderful Libby,” the GoFundMe reads. “We are very grateful for the Weber and Davis County Search and Rescue Teams and volunteers and the Weber and Davis County Sheriff’s Offices.”

Weber County Sheriff’s Office was not immediately available to confirm Stimpson’s identity or provide an update on the search.

* does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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Family identifies woman swept into Weber River