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Lansing Divers Find Body of 11-Year-Old Boy In Grand River

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UPDATED at 3:15 p.m.:  Police say divers have found the body of an 11-year-old boy who disappeared in the Grand River in Lansing.

Police spokesman Robert Merritt says Capital Area Dive Team members found the boy's body around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, three hours after resuming a search they had halted overnight because of severe thunderstorms.

Merritt told the Lansing State Journal the family of the boy has identified his body. The boy's name wasn't immediately released.

Police earlier said the boy was with friends at Fulton Park and they called 911 when he couldn't be found.

UPDATED at 7:00 a.m.: Authorities are searching for a boy who reportedly disappeared in a mid-Michigan river.

A dive team searched for several hours Tuesday night after friends lost sight of him in the Grand River in Lansing, but severe thunderstorms that moved through the state forced them to temporarily halt search efforts. Crews planned to return to the river Wednesday to look for the boy.


The storms brought lightning and heavy rain. Thousands of power outages were reported throughout the state as trees and power lines were knocked down.


The child’s name wasn’t immediately released. Police say the boy was with friends at Fulton Park and they called 911 when he couldn’t be found.

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