FRITCH, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — A 17-year-old from Fritch has is dead after drowning at Cedar Canyon on Lake Meredith, that according to the National Park Service.
NPS officials said Isiaha Page drowned while swimming in Cedar Canyon located near Sanford Yake on Lake Meredith.
Around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, park rangers said they were notified of a 911 call on a swimmer that went under the water and did not come back up. When park rangers arrived on scene, they said they were unable to find the swimmer.
At 9:30 a.m., the Amarillo Police Department Dive Team arrived and started searching the area where Page was reported to have been. Officials said aquatic vegetation, poor underwater visibility, and brush on the bottom of the lake make the search difficult, and they could not find Page.
Officials told us Texas Parks and Wildlife wardens used their boats and sonar to search an area in Cedar Canyon.
The Cedar Canyon area was closed to the public Sunday evening and the area secured by National Park Service Rangers and the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office.
The APD Dive Team started their search again this morning at 7:30 a.m. along with the sonar search by Texas Parks and Wildlife.
The National Park Service said APD’s Dive Team found Page’s body around 11:20 a.m.
Page’s body was sent to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.
A multi-agency investigation into the drowning is ongoing.
Kaley Green will have the latest on KAMR Local 4 News at 5:00.