Search For Missing Boy Ends In Tragedy For PA Family: Police

The search for a missing child came to a tragic end on Monday, April 29 in one Chester County town.

Longwood Fire Company (file photo).

Longwood Fire Company (file photo).

Photo Credit: Longwood Fire Company

Officials were called to a Kennett Township home on the 600 block of Chandler Mill Road around 2:45 p.m. for reports of a missing 5-year-old boy who had autism, local police said.

The child was find amid a widespread search involving multiple agencies, face down in a neighbor's pond, police said. Officers dove into the pond and rescued the boy, starting life-saving measures immediately. 

Despite all efforts, the boy was pronounced dead at Dupont Hospital, police said.

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