Authorities search for 7 year old boy who fell into canal

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POSTED: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:35am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:39am

Fire Department officials continue to search for a 7 year-old boy, who was reported by witnesses, of falling into a canal on 5 Mile near Bensten and West Ware Road on Wednesday evening.

It was reported that the father of the child jumped into the canal, in an attempt to save his son, but the currents were to strong and the child was swept away.

A dive team and helicopter were called to the scene to help in the search of the boy and NewsCenter 23 will have more information as it becomes available.

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