2-year-old boy drowns in irrigation ditch

Credit: Idaho Standard Journal

An obituary photo of 2-year-old Ridge Hall submitted by family members.

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 23 at 11:25 PM

REXBURG, Idaho -- Officials in southeastern Idaho say a 2-year-old boy drowned in an irrigation ditch over the weekend.

Madison County Sheriff's Capt. Bruce Bowler tells The Standard Journal the search for Ridge Gary Hall began at about 7 p.m. Saturday when it was discovered the boy was missing during a family visit at his grandfather's house west of Sugar City.

The boy was located in the irrigation canal about three-tenths of a mile downstream.

Assistant Fire Chief Mikel Walker says a rescuer pulled the boy from the water, but efforts to resuscitate him failed.

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