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Dive team will continue search for 10-year-old boy in Grand River

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Posted at 10:50 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 22:50:14-04

LANSING, Mich. — A dive team spent a couple of hours searching in the Grand River in Lansing Tuesday night for a 10-year-old boy who may have drowned.

In the water, and from on the shore, crews searched an area near Fulton Park.

Emergency crews were called to Fulton Park around 7 p.m. after the boy was swept away by the current.

"A boy that had been out with his friends in the water they had lost sight of him uh and they ran up to call 911," Sgt. Lee McCallister, a Lansing Police officer, said.

The Capital Area Dive Team and the Lansing Fire Department searched the river banks for hours when sever weather hit forcing crews out of the water.

"We would love to go back out there tonight unfortunately i don't think the weather is going to cooperate with us. We've been keeping our eye on it. It looks like there's a line of storms that stretch back out to Lake Michigan that are going to come one right after the other so instead of trying to throw them in and out between the gaps, for their safety, we're going to keep them out because of the lightning," McCallister said.

The Capital Area Dive team said they will be back out first thing in the morning to continue the search.

According the Lansing Fire Department Chief Mike Mackey, the boy went under water and never came up.

Authorities don't know anything more at this time.

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