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Authorities recover Duluth boy’s body in Lake Superior

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DULUTH, MN -- The community is mourning the loss of a six-year-old Duluth boy, whose body was recovered from Lake Superior Wednesday night.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, they responded to the mouth of the Middle River on the south shore around 1:39 p.m.

According the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, a mother and her two children were wading in calm, waist-deep water when the two children encountered a drop-off.

By the time they were reached by adults, the boy could not be located, while the 9-year-old girl was found and revived on shore at 1:46 p.m.

The 6-year-old's body was found just before 7 p.m. in seven feet of water.

Boats from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the Wisconsin DNR, and the US Coast Guard assisted in the search using side scan sonar.

The incident is under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's and Medical Examiner's Offices.

Authorities have not identified the victim.


DOUGLAS CO., WI -- The U.S. Coast Guard and the Superior Police Dive Team are searching for a six-year-old child along the South Shore of Lake Superior.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a mother and her two children were swimming near the area Wednesday afternoon where the Middle River and Lake Superior meet in northern Douglas County.

The mother reported her six-year-old child missing. Crews have been searching for the missing child since 1:50 p.m.

This is a developing situation. Check back for updates.

Hunter McCullough

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