GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have confirmed that the body of a 4-year-old who went missing in Yellow River Park was found Sunday morning.
Gwinnett County Fire’s Swift Water Team found the boy’s body in four feet of water at approximately 10:40 a.m.
His body was turned over to the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office for investigation.
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Capt. Ryan McGiboney told Channel 2 Action News that calls for help came in around 5:41 p.m. Saturday after the boy went underwater and didn’t resurface.
Six minutes later, he said first responders showed up to Yellow River Park where a mother said she was visiting with her son.
She said she turned her head for a second, and he was gone.
“He was last seen in the water, and his mother witnessed him go under,” said McGiboney.
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He said multiple agencies started searching Saturday and again on Sunday morning.
A team walked the river edge while another crew was in the water on an inflatable boat.
At the same time, they used drones and a helicopter to look for the child.
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