Search for missing boy called off at Eastwood MetroPark, will resume in morning

DAYTON — Police, fire, and water rescue teams called off the search for a missing eight-year-old boy at Eastwood MetroPark in Dayton Saturday night.

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The boy has been missing since 6:40 p.m. when he was last seen fishing with his family, according to Fiver Rivers Metro Park Rangers.

News Center 7′s Taylor Robertson was at the scene Saturday night watching police, medics, and a water rescue team search for the boy.

A sergeant with Five Rivers Metroparks told News Center 7 the boy is Hispanic and eight years old.

Robertson says water rescue teams from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, as well as the Dayton Fire Department, have been searching the water.

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Dayton Police and Five Rivers MetroPark rangers were searching the ground areas.

Drone teams from Huber Heights Police and Ohio State Highway Patrol searched the area Saturday night but were called off due to the rain.

Robertson says while the search has been called off for the night that does not mean they are done trying to find the boy.

The search will start back up early Sunday morning.

News Center 7 will continue to provide updates on this story.

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