Body of 6-year-old boy recovered from the Mississippi River in Minneapolis
September 1, 2020
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy presumed drowned after he went missing Saturday while wading in the Mississippi River off Boom Island.
Search and rescue crews scoured the water near downtown Minneapolis for two days, eventually finding the child near the Hennepin Avenue Bridge — about half a mile from where he disappeared. Deputies pulled his body from the river around 11 a.m. Monday.
“This has been an extremely difficult few days,” Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson said in a statement. “Water Patrol has been working tirelessly and the family has been at the scene the entire time. For them, this heartbreaking story is far from over, but we hope that the recovery of the child’s body can be a first step towards healing.”