CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The search was suspended Monday shortly afternoon for a missing 10-year-old boy in Chicopee.
Our 22News team was live near Chicopee River where crews were actively searching for the missing 10-year-old boy. Police advised our team not to pass the fence in the area however, we were able to see police cruisers, a rehab unit truck, and fire responders as well as the search team.
The Chicopee Police say the emergency crews have suspended the search just after 12:30 p.m. Monday due to “hazardous weather conditions. There are no further updates on this ongoing situation.”
One of the two missing boys, an 11-year-old of Pawtucket, RI was recovered from Chicopee River and was taken to Baystate Medical Center then flown to Boston Children’s Hospital Saturday where he later died from his injuries.
Rescue teams will resume the search Tuesday morning. This tragedy has broken the hearts of many in the community such as Springfield resident Alex Rodriguez.
“It’s really hard to hear. I have sisters that age. I’m really sorry for those families, I’ll be praying for them now that I know this information,” said Rodriguez. “I hope they’ll be able to regain their strength and that they’ll be taken care of.”
Hampden District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Jim Leydon told 22News Chicopee Police received a call just after 1 p.m. on Fuller Road Saturday for a report of two missing children who had gone out to play in the woods and did not return home.
“It is believed the boys made their way to the Chicopee River where they ventured out onto the ice. A significant search and rescue operation commenced led by the Chicopee Police and Fire Departments and Massachusetts State Police.”Hampden District Attoney’s Office