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Child's Body Found Off Randall's Island Near Where 5-Year-Old Fell Into River: NYPD

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The body of a child has been found in the Harlem River near Randall's Island, where a 5-year-old boy went missing after falling from a tree over the weekend, the NYPD said Tuesday.

Police said later that the body was that of 5-year-old Brendan Mitchell.

Authorities had been searching for the boy since he fell into the water Saturday afternoon. Brendan had been climbing a tree near Field 7 on the island when he apparently fell into the river. Witnesses say a number of people nearby jumped in to help search but they couldn't find him.

The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched aid teams to help divers from the NYPD.

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