Dive teams find body matching description of teen last seen in Trinity River

Body recovered from Trinity River

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - Officials say they have found a body matching the description of a missing 15-year-old teen who disappeared into the Trinity River following a rain storm earlier Thursday.

Two dive teams ended their search shortly after 9 p.m., but the Fort Worth Fire Department said it continued searching from the riverbank.

Dive teams, a swift water rescue boat, and about a dozen additional firefighters searched from an area underneath the East 4th Bridge.

A witness said the teen and a slightly older man were fishing and swimming near a shallow dam when the 15-year-old went under water.

Firefighter Lt. Kyle Falkner said first responders arrived at about 6:20 p.m. and immediately tried to locate the teen in the murky water.

He wasn't sure if heavy rain or swift currents played a role.

Family members who arrived on scene were visibly upset.

Hundreds of people watched the search effort from outside of nearby Martin House Brewing, which is perched above the river near the bridge.

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