OGDEN — Police are continuing daily searches along the banks of the Weber River for a 4-year-old boy who fell into the water at the Ogden Kayak Park on April 28 and is presumed drowned.
Officers patrol the banks from 17th Street to 24th Street mornings and afternoons for signs of Corbin Anderson, of Layton, Police Lt. Scott Conley said Friday.
So far, there have been no traces of the boy, who disappeared after slipping off a rock during a family photo session at the Kayak Park, located off 24th Street and Exchange Road.
A man using a fishing float tube found an object in the river near 21st Street on Wednesday that turned out to be a raccoon, Conley said.
Searchers have looked along the river’s banks, while kayakers and divers have scoured the water for Corbin.
To assist divers, heavy equipment was used May 5 to alter the channel of the river at the Kayak Park.
Soil removed from the river will be put back to restore the previous channel, said Jay Lowder, the city’s public services director. It hasn’t been determined when the soil will be replaced.
Utah Division of State Parks personnel have used boats to search near Fremont Island, Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area and Eardley Spit in Great Salt Lake on the chance that Corbin’s body may have ended up there.
Meanwhile, a memorial service for Corbin will be held at 11 a.m. today at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 North Fairfield Road.