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Body of missing North Dakota boy found in Yellowstone River



RICHLAND COUNTY, MT – A dive team has recovered the body of a North Dakota boy who went missing while swimming in the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana over the weekend.

Officials in Richland County, Montana, say the body of 13-year-old Ira David Lawrence of Watford City, North Dakota, was recovered on Wednesday afternoon.

He went missing early Saturday afternoon while swimming in the river at Richland Park, northeast of Sidney. The Richland County sheriff’s office says Ira’s body was recovered a short distance from where he had been last seen.