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Police on Tuesday determined that the drowning of a 2-year-old Box Elder County boy on Sunday in Blacksmith Fork Canyon was an accident.
Titan Chavez, of Brigham City, wandered away from the family's campsite about 2½ miles up the Left Hand Fork of Blacksmith Fork Canyon and was swept away by the current, according to the Cache County Sheriff's Office.
The boy's family began looking for him about 10 a.m., when they realized he was missing, according to an earlier news release.
He had been "left unattended for only a very short amount of time," the Sheriff's Office said Tuesday, adding that no criminal charges are being pursued.
The boy's body was located less than a half-mile downstream at about 12:15 p.m., police said, and medical personnel confirmed at the site that he was deceased.
The Sheriff's Office issued a warning Tuesday to anyone spending time near rivers in the canyons because record levels of snowpack in the mountains have water ways running at or near full capacity and high water levels are expected to last into the summer.