Aug 2, 2010 9:57 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado teen drowns in river

A 16-year-old boy who was swimming with friends in the Yampa River drowned Saturday.

Moffat County authorities identified the boy as Shannon Wenger of Craig. A sheriff's investigator says the boy was swimming with friends when the river's current swept him under the water.

The boy's friends called 911 when they couldn't rescue him themselves. Wenger's body was found in about 10 feet of water.

Authorities say the boy could not swim and was not wearing a life jacket.


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