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8/15/2014 6:04:00 AM
Drowning victim identified
A search and rescue helicopter patrols the Colorado River for a missing boy. Andreas Aboytes, 10, of Coachella, Calif., was identified Wednesday. The boy’s body was located at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday, according to the coroner’s report.
A search and rescue helicopter patrols the Colorado River for a missing boy. Andreas Aboytes, 10, of Coachella, Calif., was identified Wednesday. The boy’s body was located at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday, according to the coroner’s report.
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BLYTHE, Calif. - The family of a 10-year-old boy who disappeared while swimming in the Colorado River Sunday now has closure after a boater located a body this week.

The boater notified Blythe Police about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday that he discovered a body near McIntyre Park, and Blythe Police and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department responded to the park.

The body has been identified as Andreas Aboytes, 10, of Coachella, Calif. The family of the missing boy was notified. Police do not suspect foul play was involved in the incident.

The boy went missing in the water about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and shortly after, Blythe police received a 911 call reporting a possible drowning near the Interstate 10 bridge. Family members told police the boy was swimming when they lost sight of him.

Blythe Police boating officers and Ehrenberg Fire Department's Dive Team responded to search for the child. Helicopters from the California Highway Patrol and CARE Flight also joined the search.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Blythe Police Lt. Jeff Wade at (760) 922-6111.

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