Police: Boy Recovered From Chicopee River Has Died; Search For 2nd Missing Child Continues

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A boy recovered from a Massachusetts river has died, while rescue personnel continue to search for another child he was with, police said Sunday.

The children, who had gone to play in the woods in Chicopee, were reported missing at about 1 p.m. Saturday when they did not return home, Chicopee Officer Michael Wilk said in a Facebook post.

One of the children was pulled from the Chicopee River by firefighters and taken to the hospital. That child has died, Wilk said in an updated post on Sunday.

"Our deepest condolences, sympathies and prayers are with his family," he wrote.

The search for the second child that was suspended after dark Saturday resumed Sunday.

The children may have fallen through the ice, the city fire department said in a statement.

A police dog unit and a state police helicopter helped in the search.

No names or ages were released.