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Five-year-old’s body found

Five-year-old’s body found

UPDATE: The search for a 5-year-old Montcalm County boy came to a tragic end Thursday when it was announced about 12:30 p.m. that his body was found in water near his home. He had been missing since 2:30 p.m. Christmas Day.

Beau Belson had been missing since Christmas Day.

According to the Michigan State Police in Lakeview, Beau Brennan Belson, 5, was last seen outside of a residence in Six Lakes playing with other family members. When they noticed he was missing, family members tried to find him in the area but couldn’t locate him.

Troopers from the Lakeview post along with three canine units from the Lakeview and Rockford Posts attempted to locate the missing boy, with assistance provided from the Michigan State Police Aviation unit. The Troopers were assisted by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, Ionia County Sheriff’s Office, Montcalm Area Technical Rescue team and numerous area Fire Departments. Search parties actively looked for him into the night. As of Thursday morning, Dec. 26, he had still not been found.

The search continued Thursday with several groups of professional search and rescue teams actively searching the area along with fresh MSP Canine Teams. Additional search volunteers staged at the Belvidere Twp. Fire Dept. awaiting instruction from search and rescue personnel.

Beau was last seen wearing grey colored footie pajamas with green dinosaurs, a blue jacket and black boots. Beau is approximately 3 feet tall, 40 lbs. with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Michigan State Police Lakeview Post at (989-352-8444).

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