11-year-old boy pulled from Chicopee River dies, 10-year-old cousin body found

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP/WTNH) – The body of a 10-year-old boy who went missing with his 11-year-old cousin was found Tuesday after the two boys were reported missing in Chicopee Saturday.

Police have confirmed an 11-year-old boy who was recovered from the Chicopee River Saturday has died.

Tuesday night, the body of the 11-year-old was recovered.

According to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, Chicopee Police received a call just after 1 p.m. Saturday from the 200 block of 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, an 11-year-old boy of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, had been recovered from the river and was taken to Baystate Medical Center hospital.

The boy was quickly flown to Boston Children’s Hospital where he later died from his injuries, according to police.

Chicopee Police continued their search Sunday for the second missing child, a 10-year-old boy.

Chicopee Fire Department, State Police, Special Emergency Response Team, K-9 Units, a dive team and drone team assisted in the search.

Officials ended their search just before 6 p.m. Sunday and will resume Monday morning.

Tuesday, officials recovered the body of the second boy.

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