5-year-old boy's body pulled from NW Minnesota river


A 5-year-old boy's body was pulled from the water at a northern Minnesota campground early Sunday.

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The boy, identified as Dustinio Casares, was reported missing around 7 p.m. Saturday at the Florian Park Campground in Marshall County, according to WDAY.

He had been playing with other kids in the Tamarac River when he went missing, reports say.

Nearly 500 first responders and volunteers conducted a search of the campground and water, Forum News Service says.

After about six hours, divers recovered his body, the Marshall County Sheriff's Office told KFGO.

“He meant everything, he was the baby of the family,” David Casares, Dustino's father, told Forum News Service. "His smile, his gesture, his approach, his energy, his gracefulness."

As of June 6, there had been 10 non-boating drownings in Minnesota this year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Last year at the same time, there were 13.

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