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Mother of three year old swept into Grand River says search for her son has ended

Last Updated Apr 23, 2018 at 5:34 am EDT

Several makeshift memorials are already setup along Broadway Street in Belwood for the young boy whose body was found on Saturday. Photo: Khalil Hassanali - 570 NEWS.

Provincial Police say the body of a child has been discovered in the Grand River in Belwood, 13 kilometres downstream from where a three-year-old boy went missing during a flood in February.

Dufferin OPP confirm to 570 NEWS it happened Saturday, around 3 p.m., as a fisherman found the human remains of a young boy on the Grand River Bridge on Wellington County Road 26.

The boy’s body is now being transported to a coroner’s office to be identified.

Multiple police units and a forensic squad removed the body from the river – and the area of North Broadway Street between 10th and Sixth Streets was shut down for hours for the efforts and investigation.

On February 21st, three-year-old Kaden Young was swept out of his mother’s arms when the family van entered the Grand River during a flood.

In a Facebook post, Kaden’s mother Michelle Hanson thanks the hundreds of people from the community who have been searching the river daily ever since Kaden was swept away.

Hanson says funeral arrangements are being finalized this coming week:

Good morning.
We are wanting to thank everyone that has helped in the efforts to bring our Son Kaden home. It has been a long extremely draining two months of searching and now has finally come to an end. The amount of support was absolutely incredible and we really can’t thank everyone enough. Funeral arrangements are being finalized and I will post the details this coming week.

More information about the deceased’s identity will be released as soon as the coroner’s office completes its examination – and OPP confirm to 570 NEWS the autopsy will take place in Toronto on Monday.