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Search For Missing Chicopee Boy Aiden Blanchard Focuses On Rivers

CHICOPEE (CBS) -- Crews continued to look for missing Chicopee boy Aiden Blanchard on Wednesday, weeks after the 11-year-old went missing. Police said search efforts are focused on the Chicopee and Connecticut Rivers.

Aiden was last seen on Feb. 5 walking toward the Medina Street boat ramp. He is about 5 feet tall and 100 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes, and was wearing a red ski jacket and black ski pants.

Police asked the public to avoid the boat ramp area today for the search effort involving police, firefighters, dive teams and detectives. The Massachusetts State Police Dive Team and Marine Unit was using sonar and a remotely operated camera to search the water "with divers standing by if evidence is located."

Authorities have said previously that all evidence suggests Aiden was alone and near the river when he went missing, and foul play is not suspected at this time.

Anyone who has information or thinks they may have seen him should immediately call 911 or Chicopee police at 413-594-1639.

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