OGDEN, Utah — The Latest on an autistic boy who fell into a river while chasing his service dog (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

Authorities say a boy with autism who had been chasing his service dog when he fell into a river has died.

KUTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2q3ZW6S) that the 8-year-old boy was rescued on Tuesday after being pinned by a log in a Utah river, but died later that night.

A firefighter who spotted the boy in the Ogden River performed CPR after he pulled the boy from the water.

The boy was taken to an Ogden Hospital where he was found in “extremely critical condition.” He was later flown to a Salt Lake City hospital.

Fire Department Chief Mike Mathieu says the boy’s family had been camping in the area, but it is unclear whether the boy was supervised when he entered the river.


10:50 a.m.

Officials say a boy rescued after being pinned by a log at a Utah river is in extremely critical condition.

A firefighter spotted the boy in the Ogden River stuck under a log Tuesday. He performed CPR after he pulled the boy from the water.

The boy was taken to an Ogden Hospital where he was found in “extremely critical condition.” He was later flown to a Salt Lake City hospital.

Fire Department Chief Mike Mathieu says the boy’s family had been camping in the area, but it is unclear whether boy was supervised when he entered the river. Reports say he was looking for a missing dog.


This story has been corrected to show that the boy was 8-years-old, not 9-years-old.


Information from: KUTV-TV, http://www.kutv.com/

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