Girl's body found in river after mother, stranger die trying to save her

Family says mother who died trying to save daughter from Provo River was 'simply selfless' (Photo: Facebook)

PROVO, Utah — (KUTV) The body of 4-year-old London DeDios, who fell into the Provo River over the holiday weekend was found Tuesday afternoon.

Her mother and a stranger died trying to save the young girl.

DeDios was found about a mile downstream from where she fell, police said.

The child's family released a statement saying Brenda Nalleli DeDios, her mother, was "simply selfless."

Sean Thayne, 30, of Sandy also jumped into the river after London DeDios fell. He did not know the family, according to police. His friends told 2News he was the "nicest guy" with "such a big heart."

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