UPDATE: DNR continues search for 6-year-old boy swept away by water in Columbus

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Update (June 16, 2018): Authorities recovered the body of 6-year-old Brendan Sperry on Saturday morning.

Original Story:

COLUMBUS, Ind. –Authorities have suspended their search for a 6-year-old boy that was swept away by water at Mill Race Park Thursday afternoon.

The Department of Natural Resources says search operations will resume along the Flat Rock River at 8 a.m. Friday.

Family has identified the boy as  Brendan Sperry. His father is currently on deployment with The National Guard in Australia and has been notified.

DNR originally told FOX59 that the child had drowned, but officers now say they are still hoping for a good outcome.

Conservation officers say family saw him being swept away, tried to save him and realized it was too dangerous.

Crews have been using a helicopter, sonar and dogs to search for the little boy.

Editor's note: DNR initially confirmed to FOX59 that the child had drowned, but later said they were still searching for the boy. 

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