WEATHERFORD (CBSDFW.COM) – Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds and Judi Pearce with the Brazos River Authority have confirmed that the body of a missing 10-year-old boy was recovered from the river. Officials made the tragic discovery at about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
Emergency crews spent Memorial Day weekend looking for the child, who fell into the Brazos River on Saturday while fishing with some friends in Weatherford. Some of the other boys tried to rescue their friend, but could not find him. Despite the use of sonar, rescue dogs and search boats, crews also came up empty along a four-mile section of the river at Horseshoe Bend.
That search was expanded on Monday to as much as 10 miles from where the child went into the water. The child’s body was finally found in Granbury. His family has requested that his name not be released.
The boys were unsupervised and not wearing life jackets, emergency officials added.