DUNBAR, W.Va. (AP) — Rescue crews recovered the physique of a 6-year-old boy from a West Virginia river, capping a two-day search that started when he was seen going beneath water together with his aunt, authorities mentioned.
The boy was recognized as Deonco Howard of Dunbar, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned. His physique was discovered Sunday close to the place he had disappeared within the Kanawha River.
His aunt’s physique was recovered Saturday. She was recognized as Michelle Godsey, 31, after authorities discovered that the preliminary title used for her was an alias, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
They had been fishing at a ship ramp early Saturday when the boy went to show off an SUV’s headlights. The automobile rolled down the boat ramp with the kid inside, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned. The automobile struck Godsey and went into the river. She rescued her nephew from the automobile, however each had been seen by witnesses going beneath water, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
The automobile additionally was recovered from the river.
A number of regulation enforcement businesses participated within the search.
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