LA VERKIN - Sometime around 7 p.m. this evening an active search and rescue operation was initiated in search of a 2-year-old girl gone missing in the area of La Verkin Creek, around 970 N. State Street, east of state Route 17.
Family members and citizens of the community responded to assist in the search of areas surrounding the family property, including a pond. Many carried flashlights. Washington County Sheriff and other emergency and law enforcement responders were on scene and in charge of the effort.
An extended relative of the family told St. George News around 10:30 p.m. that the body of the girl had been found under the SR-17 bridge.
Our further report on this matter is deferred, including names, pending response from authorities on the matter.
The St. George News team grieves with this family.
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