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Crews search for 13-year-old boy in Des Moines River

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - Crews spent Saturday night searching for a 13-year-old boy in the Des Moines River in Des Moines.

Police were called to the Des Moines Boat Club around 8 p.m. Saturday. They say four kids were jumping off a dock into the river, and one didn't resurface.

According to police, another child went to find help and called 911.

A water emergency team placed boats in the river, and later a dive team took over the search.

Sergeant Halifax with Des Moines Police say the effort is looking more like a recovery than a rescue, given that authorities haven't yet seen the boy resurface at all.

The boy's name has not yet been released. There's no word yet on when crews will resume their search.


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