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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