The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said the body of a 15-year-old Manassas boy who disappeared while swimming with his family Monday has been found.
The teen, identified as Hasnain Ghafoor, was found Wednesday morning near the Chatham Bridge outside Fredericksburg.
The boy went under water and did not resurface Monday afternoon around 4:20 p.m. First responders searched with divers and drones until nightfall, but were unable to locate the young man.
The search resumed Tuesday morning with boats, divers, drones and cadaver dogs working throughout the day to locate the missing young man.
The Stafford Sheriff’s Office received assistance from the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office as well as Fire and Rescue Departments from Stafford, Spotsylvania, Prince William, and Quantico. The Department of Wildlife Resources, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Mid Atlantic Dogs, Blue and Gray Search and Rescue Dogs and Dogs East also provided valuable resources in the search effort.
The boy was found this morning when the search resumed.
"The Stafford Sheriff’s Office would ask that you keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers," the sheriff's office said in a news release.
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