Jul 072015

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy who was being carried by a relative in a central Arizona river drowned Saturday.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office says the drowning occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the Verde River at a recreation area, southeast of Camp Verde.

The victim’s uncle told deputies he was carrying the boy on his shoulders while crossing the river. He stepped in a deep hole, and they went underwater.

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