Massive search under way for boy though drowned in canal

The body of 8-year-old Trejon Fite is still missing five hours into a renewed multi-agency search led by Salt Lake City police.
Fite fell into a Jordan River surplus canal June 13. Ten agencies and 100 officers are searching with cadaver dogs and sonar equipment. A helicopter is expected to join the search later in the day.
Members of Fite's family walked the canal banks or stood by and watched.
"I'm just hoping for closure," said Fite's grandmother, JoAnn Brown, 53. "It's been really stressful this week since they haven't found him."
Fite was sliding across the canal on a pipe when he slipped off into the fast-moving water. Nobody has seen him since.
Police stopped regular searches about two weeks ago, and Thursday was their first large-scale effort since then. If Fite's body is not found by the end of the day, police will decide whether to continue, Salt Lake City police spokeswoman Robin Snyder said.
Officials thought Fite's body would most likely surface today. Crews are searching 14 miles of canal starting at California Avenue and Redwood Road extending northwest past Salt Lake City International Airport.
Fite's family members have been searching every day since the accident, Brown said. Starting early in the morning, they walk and drive the banks, searching for the closure that's been so hard to find.
"He was such a special kid," Brown said. "So many people loved him."
She remembers how much he liked Tony Hawk Pro Skater and racing games on the Xbox, and watching wrestling with his grandfather. He liked playing soccer in front of the apartment, Brown said, and liked playing with friends.
"I loved him a whole lot, and it's really hard to see him gone," Brown said.

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