SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan – The Coast Guard ended its search for the missing child in Lake Superior after notification from local partners that the body of the missing child was located.
Working closely with local sheriff departments, fire departments, Wisconsin DNR, and Wisconsin State Police, the Coast Guard utilized a small boat from Coast Guard Station Duluth and helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City to search for the child.
“Unfortunately, the result of today’s search was not what we hoped for and our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with the family,” stated Cmdr Amy Florentino, Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie Deputy Commander. “We applaud the teamwork of our local partners to dedicate an all-out collective effort to search for the child and bring closure to the family.”
Today, at approximately 1:50 CST, Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie Command Center was notified by Douglas County Dispatch of a missing 6 year old boy, last seen swimming in Lake Superior near the Middle River in Wisconsin. A 45 foot small boat from Station Duluth and a helicopter from Traverse City dispatched to search for the child.