A missing boy was found dead by divers on Saturday, Aug. 14 , in what appears to be a drowning accident after the child went missing during a family camping trip over the weekend.

The body of Dwight Lee Dinsmore, a three-year-old boy from Yatesboro, Pennsylvania, was found in the Allegheny River in Bethel, Pennsylvania after the boy went missing while their family was camping near the area on Friday afternoon, according to Trib Live.

“The death is being ruled an accident,” Armstrong County Coroner Brian Myers said. “There are no further details at this time.”

Officials have not provided any details about the case, including how the accident could have happened in the first place. They have kept the details of the case to a minimum, possibly to respect the wishes of the deceased’s family.

Law enforcement used different kinds of methods to find the boy, including boats as well as police-trained bloodhounds, as they scoured through the Allegheny River looking for Dinsmore’s body, the New York Daily News reported.

The search had to be stopped on Friday night due to the sudden thunderstorms in the area, whose strong winds and lightning would have put the rescue teams in unnecessary danger as they looked for the boy, according to WPXI.

The search for Dinsmore was quickly resumed the next morning. The divers found Dinsmore’s body drowned in the river on Saturday afternoon, ending a long, 24-hour hunt for the deceased toddler.

The family said that they were at the South Buffalo area of the river when Dwight Dinsmore first disappeared. They ask for privacy as they currently grieve the death of their child, who was known for his explorative nature that sought to discover new things.

They have a GoFundMe created to pay for the funeral expenses of their three-year-old child, which is still open to donations as of press time.

Dwight Dinsmore was found dead in a drowning accident on Saturday in the Allegheny River at Pennsylvania. This is a representational image. Photo by kazuend on Unsplash.

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