CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The missing child who was found Saturday in the Chicopee River has died according to Chicopee police.
Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk stated the following:
“We are saddened to announce that the boy that was recovered yesterday has passed away. Our deepest condolences, sympathies and prayers are with his family. Thank you all for your kindness compassion and prayers during this difficult time.”Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk
Wilk advises people to stay away from the search area due to hazardous conditions.
Saturday around 1 p.m., Chicopee police received a call to Fuller Road for a report of two children who had gone out to play in the woods and did not return home. During Saturday’s search, one of the two children had been recovered and was taken to the hospital. That child has now been declared dead according to police.
Officials have suspended their search Sunday for the second missing child Sunday and will resume Monday morning.