Missing boy found in Fox River has died

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) -- A missing 6-year-old boy found in the Fox River in Neenah has died.

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UPDATED Wednesday August 27, 2014 -- 11:25 am

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) -- A missing 6-year-old boy found in the Fox River in Neenah has died.

Police say Elijah Vanderhoof was in Riverside Park with his mother, older sister and cousins Tuesday afternoon when he went missing about 4:15 p.m. Neenah police responded and began a search.

The boy was found in the river about 5:30 p.m. and was taken to Theda Clark Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) -- A missing 6-year-old boy was found in the Fox River in Neenah.

Police say the child was taken to Theda Clark Medical Center, but there's no word on his condition. Authorities say the child was reported missing about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Park.

Officers and volunteers began searching the park and area residents were notified with a reverse 911 phone system. Fire and rescue personnel searched near the river bank because of the possibility that the boy was playing near the water. They found the child in the river. But, authorities did not have information about how long the boy was in water.

Fire and rescue personnel cleared the scene about 6:15 p.m.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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