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State Police Bringing In Special Equipment To Search For 10-Year-Old Who Fell Into Ohio River

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (KDKA) - Beginning Wednesday, state police are bringing in more resources to search for the body of a 10-year-old boy who fell into the Ohio River near Ambridge.

Police out in Philadelphia are bringing in the equipment to aid in the search and recovery mission.

"They have some new equipment that they offered to bring out and try down here: a subversive ROV, a remote control vehicle that can take video and pictures under the water," said Lt. Brian Jameson with the Ambirdge Police Department.

Crews were first called to the scene Monday between the the Ambridge Sewage Treatment Plant and the Leetsdale Boat Ramp at the Ohio River. The boy was biking when he slipped and fell in.

Once again, crews searched the river on Tuesday but the currents were rough and divers were exhausted.

"They're pretty were exhausted. The river conditions yesterday were extreme and they were getting tossed around pretty good so the decision was made to hold off on the divers today," Jameson said.

KDKA's Lisa Washington reports they won't be going back into the water today.

"Either Thursday or Friday we'll be back in the water and expanding the search area," Jameson said.

Rescue crews would like to find the body to give the family some closure.

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