Body found in Grand River, close to where boy went missing
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Saturday, April 21, 2018 5:39PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, April 22, 2018 5:58AM EDT
A body was found in the Grand River near the village of Belwood Saturday afternoon, approximately 10 kilometres downstream from where a three-year-old boy went missing on February 21.
The OPP tells CTV News Kitchener that a fisherman located the body at the main bridge over the Grand in Belwood, along Wellington County Road 26.
The OPP said the body is that of a “young person” but would not elaborate further.
The coroner has been called to the scene to identify the body. The bridge over the river was closed for a period of time by police.
Kaden Young, 3, was swept out of his mother’s arms and into the flooded river near Waldemar, Ont. when their vehicle entered the river after getting lost in thick fog.
Police, firefighters and numerous volunteers have been out searching for him ever since.
On Friday, OPP officers used a boat with a sonar buoy as well as a helicopter to search sections of the river.