Wednesday, 25 April 2018 03:31

UPDATE: Authorities suspend search for boy who fell into river Featured

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AUBURN - Authorities have suspended the search for a five-year-old boy in the Androscoggin River after he and his brother fell into the water.

Deputy Chief Jason Moen with the Auburn Police Department spoke to our media partners in Portland, WGME, earlier Tuesday evening.


Police said, two brothers, ages five and nine, from Auburn were playing near the river when one boy accidentally fell into the water around 7:00 p.m.Tuesday.


Police stated the older brother jumped in to try to save his brother.


Deputy Chief Moen said the boys' father also tried to save the boys but was not successful.


Auburn firefighters were able to recover the nine-year-old, who was flown by life-flight helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Authorities said he is in critical condition.


The parents are currently with the nine-year-old.


Police have not yet released the identities of the people involved.


They said the search for the five-year-old will continue in the morning.


The incident is under investigation.

Gina Marini

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Gina Marini, a graduate of Curry College, joined WVII ABC7 and WFVX Fox 22 after spending a little more 2 years with NH1 News in New Hampshire. During her time there, she spent time traveling the state bringin...