Crews find missing 18-month-old child in 240 feet of water at Lake Powell

Body of an 18-month-old child, presumed drowned in Lake Powell, found Monday afternoon. Courtesy of San Juan County Sheriff's Office

The body of an 18-month-old child, presumed drowned in Lake Powell, found Monday afternoon. Courtesy of San Juan County Sheriff’s Office

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah – The body of an 18-month-old child presumed drowned was recovered from Lake Powell Monday afternoon.

Sonar equipment located Alleyah Janett Bell in 240 feet of water in the Hall’s Crossing buoy field area. A robot was used to recover her body because the depth was too deep for divers, according to a press release from San Juan County Sheriff’s Office.

The Orangeville child had fallen into the water at around 7:30 p.m. on Friday as she played on a family houseboat, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. With the help of Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Utah Department of Public Safety and the National Park Service, the child was found at around 1 p.m.

Her body was taken to the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office to confirm the cause of death.

This is an ongoing investigation but foul play is not suspected.