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Crews looking for Utah teen who disappeared while swimming in Idaho river

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NEWDALE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-  Madison County Chief Deputy Bart Quayle said Monday night, that multiple local agencies are searching for a missing Utah swimmer in the Teton River.

Quale said 14-year old Justin Keith Grass of Sandy, Utah, was swimming near the old Teton Dam site Sunday with two other boys when he disappeared. Madison County dispatch received the call from the two boys about 2:55 p.m. Sunday, but the boys had to hike 45 minutes to an hour up out of the canyon to make contact.

Crews have searched all day Monday and will search until dark. No sign of a body has been located. Quale said crews will search again Tuesday and all week until they find the body of Grass.

Grass is 6’2″ and 135 pounds. His parents are at the site of the search area.

Quale said Bonneville County and Jefferson County have both aided with boats. Madison County and Fremont County are leading the search with the help of deputies and search and rescue groups from several agencies.

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