ASPEN — Colorado authorities have located the body of teenager who was missing after being swept away by a river.
The Aspen Daily News reports the 16-year-old girl was taken by the Roaring Fork River while swimming Wednesday.
The girl’s body was located Thursday near the Devil’s Punchbowl, a popular summer recreation spot about 9 miles east of Aspen.
The identity of the Kansas resident was withheld pending positive identification.
The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office received a report around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday that a young woman crossing the river was swept downstream by the strong current.
Authorities say emergency responders searched the riverbank until nightfall and resumed the search Thursday morning.
Officials say a limited search was conducted after nightfall using night-vision equipment.
Information from: Aspen Daily News, http://www.aspendailynews.com