Divers recover a child’s body from the Kansas River

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Divers recover body from the river

LAWRENCE, Kan. — On Saturday morning, members of the Douglas County Search and Recovery Dive Team recovered the body of a 5-year-old child.  The child is believed to the third passenger in the vehicle that entered the river on Friday.  Police believe that there was no else in the vehicle and the recovery operation in the river has concluded.

The other passengers in the car, a 1-year-old child and an adult woman, were rescued shortly after the vehicle went into the water. Police have not released the names of the victims.

The vehicle also was pulled from the river by search and recovery crews.

There is no condition update on the 1-year-old or the adult female rescued from the river. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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