UPDATE: Missing 7-year-old boy’s body found in Missouri River

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — UPDATE: Search crews have retrieved the body of a missing young boy from the Missouri River.

Officials say the body of 7-year-old Avi Gurung was found Thursday evening under the Interstate 680 bridge after a fisherman saw was appeared to be a child in the water and called authorities.

Rescue teams and police first began the search for the boy Tuesday evening after the boy went missing at N.P. Dodge Park along the riverside in north Omaha.

Police said the child was at the park with family members and had last been seen playing on a sandbar before he disappeared.

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Rescue teams and police were called just before 6 p.m. Tuesday after the boy went missing at N.P. Dodge Park along the riverside in north Omaha. Police say the boy — identified by police as Abi Guring — was at the park with family members and was last seen playing in the river.

Family members told officials they were not sure whether he had run off or been swept away in the water. Rescue teams searched the river and area for about three hours before calling off the search once it got dark.

The search resumed Wednesday morning.

The Omaha Police Department gave an update on the situation. You can watch it down below.


PREVIOUS: Search crews are looking for a missing 6-year-old boy believed to have fallen into the Missouri River.

Rescue teams and police were called just before 6 p.m. Tuesday after the boy went missing at N.P. Dodge Park along the riverside in north Omaha. Police say the boy was at the park with family members and was last seen playing in the river.

Family members told officials they were not sure whether the boy had run off or been swept away in the water.

Rescue teams searched the river and area for about three hours before calling off the search once it got dark. The search resumed Wednesday morning.

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