The mother of a 4-year-old boy whose body was recovered from the Weber River after an extensive, two-week search has expressed her appreciation for the efforts of volunteers and support and prayers of friends and strangers during her family's ordeal.
Corbin Anderson, of Layton, fell into the river on April 28 during a family photo outing. His body was found on May 13, about a quarter-mile downstream from where he went into the surging, runoff-swollen waters. More than 100 volunteer searchers working along the banks of the Weber, in boats and including scuba divers had looked for the little boy.
Upstream flows from reservoirs also were temporarily lowered to assist in the effort. The boy's body was spotted 6 to 8 inches under the water, in an area where river levels have dropped about two feet as result of the restricted flow.