CREWS LOCATE BODY OF MISSING 5-YEAR-OLD

River

***UPDATE***

CLAYHATCHEE, Ala. (AP) – Crews have found the body of a missing 5-year-old girl in a southeast Alabama river.

Dale County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mason Bynum tells local media that the girl’s body was recovered from the Choctawhatchee River around 2 p.m. Monday.

The girl’s name wasn’t immediately released.

Authorities have said the girl was swimming with two siblings when all three went under water in the river on Sunday afternoon. Bynum previously said another person in the area was able to rescue two of the siblings.

The newspaper reports that aircraft, divers and other personnel assisted in the search. The search was concentrated on the river, near a boat ramp off Alabama Highway 92.

Clayhatchee, a small Dale County town, is about 20 miles west of Dothan.

 

CLAYHATCHEE, Ala. (AP) – Crews have been searching a southeast Alabama river and areas nearby for a missing 5-year-old girl.

Dale County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Bynum the girl was swimming with two siblings when all three went under water in the Choctawhatchee River Sunday afternoon. Bynum said another person in the area was able to rescue two of the siblings.

Crews searched until late Sunday night and planned to resume the search on Monday.

The newspaper reports that aircraft, divers and other personnel were called in to assist in the search.

Authorities said the search was centered in and around the river, near a boat ramp off Alabama 92.

Clayhatchee, a small Dale County town, is about 20 miles west of Dothan.

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