- Associated Press - Saturday, June 18, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a 15-year-old girl who was cliff diving into a lake in Utah’s Big Cottonwood Canyon.

The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office says a search and rescue team found the body of Anya Ng in Lake Mary Friday night, just a few hours after friends called authorities.

According to deputies, the Sandy teen was diving with friends near the Brighton Ski Resort around 4 p.m.

Unified police Det. Ken Hansen says Ng either leaped awkwardly or slipped.

Hansen says she hit the rocks on shore before landing in the water.

Bystanders could not find her.

Her body has been turned over to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office.

The area where she was diving contains rock that stands 25 feet above the shoreline.

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