Child’s Body Recovered From The C & D Canal Thursday Morning

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Bear -The body of a small child has been recovered by authorities at the C & D Canal this morning.

At around 9:00 Thursday the child was located on the north side of the canal in the same general area where an accident occurred on Sunday.

Authorities have been searching the canal since Sunday for a missing six-year-old after a vehicle he was riding in went into the canal.

Police have not confirmed if the child found Thursday morning is the six-year-old that crews have been searching for.

This is a developing story.

Original Story

A six-year-old child went missing on Sunday after a vehicle he was riding in went into the C & D Canal and submerged underwater.

The incident began at around 9:40 am on Sunday, when 911 dispatchers began receiving reports that an occupied vehicle had entered the water. When Troopers arrived on scene, a 16-year-old girl, found on the bank of the canal, told them that the 18-year-old driver helped her out of the vehicle after the car entered the water and then went back to save the other occupants, ages 16, 12, and 6. Officials said the 18-year-old was found deceased at the scene shortly after their arrival.

After a day-long search, crews located the Chevy HHR  in the canal and removed it from the water. Upon the vehicle being removed from the water, the 16-year-old and the 12-year-old were located still in the vehicle and subsequently pronounced deceased. The 6-year-old was not located in the vehicle and he remained unaccounted.

 

 

 

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