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Missing boy's body found in pond

Missing boy's body found in pond

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BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Divers have discovered the body of a missing 10-year-old boy in a South Dakota pond.

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports the boy went missing Thursday night in Brookings. Police discovered his bike and sandals near a pond later that night.

A Brookings Fire Department dive team searched the pond for part of the night and resumed at 7 a.m. Friday morning using pumps to remove about 300,000 gallons of water. After the water was removed searchers found the boy’s body around 8:40 a.m.

Fire Chief Darrell Hartmann said the drowning appears to have been an accident. There's no evidence of foul play and the boy didn't know how to swim, he said.

Police have not released the boy's name.

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