Divers take the child's body out of the water after a group of teenagers jumped into the icy water to escape the police, while officers continue to scour the lake looking for more missing children who are feared dead
- The body of a teenager was taken from the Swan River in Perth on Monday night
- Other teenagers remain missing after they jumped into the water to avoid police officers
- The officers responded that the group was jumping fences in Maylands
- Two teenagers were taken from the river by the water police and detained
- Specialized rescue boats that roam the water in search of at least one more child
Australian Associated Press
Lauren Ferri for Daily Mail Australia
The body of a teenager who had been trying to escape from the police was taken from a river in Western Australia.
Divers discovered the body Monday night on the Swan River in Perth, after a chase that began at 3 p.m.
Officers have spent Tuesday morning patrolling the river and continue searching amid fears that more teenagers may be found dead.
Officials responded to reports that a group of teenagers were jumping fences in Maylands, about 5 km northeast of downtown Perth on Monday afternoon.
A group of teenagers came across the Swan River in Perth (pictured) after officers were alerted that they were jumping nearby fences
Once they were alerted, the youths threw themselves into the water in an attempt to escape from the police officers. It is not known how many jumped into the river.
Two teenagers were taken by the water police and detained.
A witness who saw the group running into the water told 9News that they heard a female voice screaming & # 39; I love you! I love you! & # 39; from one side of the river to the other.
The search continued on Monday afternoon and into the evening, when the divers found the body of one of the teenagers
The police are working to identify the dead teenager and notify the closest relative.
The SES officers came to the river and are looking for more clues.