The Mesa County Sheriff's Office thanks the community for their offers to help locate the teen lost in the Colorado River but ask that they let their team do their job.

As a community, Grand Junction will come together to help anyone in need. This is the case with the 17-year-old who went missing in the Colorado River while swimming with friends.

Your offers for help are not going unnoticed, but the professional teams helping in the recovery effort have enough on their hands and don't want to add another victim to the mix.