(YOSEMITE, Calif.) -- A 6-year-old boy who has been missing since being swept down the Merced River in Yosemite National Park two days ago has been identified, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Authorities said 6-year-old Jacob Adams was playing with his 10-year-old brother in the water near the Vernal Fall Footbridge around 3 p.m. when both boys were swept downstream. Jacob's brother was pulled from the river, but was not able to be revived. Search efforts began immediately for Jacob, but he has not yet been found, the paper says.
The two boys were reportedly wading in the water 6 to 8 inches deep next to adults when the current swept them away and carried them down the river. A family of 15 to 20 relatives had stopped to cool off in the water while out on a hike. Park officials said the boys' mother injured her back when she went into the river, maybe from trying to rescue her sons, according to the Chronicle.
Park rangers continue to search for the boy in a stretch of river that includes chutes, large boulders and small waterfalls.
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