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Body of Boy Missing Since Weekend Recovered in Mass. River: DA

Authorities believe the boy and his cousin had ventured onto the ice on the Chicopee River

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The body of a 10-year-old boy who went missing with another boy over the weekend in Chicopee, Massachusetts, has been recovered, according to the Hampden District Attorney's office.

The boy's body was found in the Chicopee River early Tuesday afternoon by rescue crews, police said in a statement.

"We offer our prayers and condolences to both families and ask that everyone keep them in their thoughts. Thank you to everyone for your support and assistance during this tragic time," read a statement from Chicopee Public Information Officer Michael Wilk.

The boy and his 11-year-old cousin had gone to play in the woods Saturday afternoon and were reported missing at about 1 p.m. when they did not return home, police had said in a Facebook post.

The older boy, who lived in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was pulled from the river by firefighters and taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield before being flown to Boston Children's Hospital. He died Sunday, according to authorities.

It appears the boys had ventured onto the ice on the river, authorities said. Their names have not been made public.

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