Updated Jun 21, 2012 - 1:22 pm
Utah teen apparently drowns at Grand Canyon
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Authorities in northern Arizona said a Utah teenager has apparently drowned at the Grand Canyon.
Coconino County Sheriff's officials identified the victim Thursday as Kreg Harrison Jr., 16, of St. George.
They said Harrison was visiting Supai Canyon at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with his Boy Scout troop Wednesday afternoon when he apparently drowned while swimming below Mooney Falls.
Authorities said Harrison was with three other scouts when he tried to swim underneath the falls and got caught in the undercurrent.
Harrison was pulled to shore, but according to authorities attempts to revive him by CPR were unsuccessful.
His body was taken to the county Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death. Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers are assisting in the investigation into the death.