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Missing boy, 16, dies hours after searchers find him at scene of ATV crash

TWEED, Ont. — Provincial police say a missing 16-year-old boy has died after a group of civilian searchers found him at the scene of an ATV crash in Central Hastings, Ont.

Police say officers, a police helicopter and a large group of area residents started searching for the teen after he was reported missing on Sunday at about 6 p.m.

Police say he hadn’t returned as scheduled from an ATV ride.

Officers say civilian searchers found the boy at about 2:30 a.m. suffering from serious injuries due to a single-ATV crash along a former rail bed.

They say he was taken to hospital, where he died several hours later.

He’s been identified as Brock Beatty of Tweed, Ont.  

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 12, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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