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Mother of three year old swept into river says search for her son has ended

Last Updated Apr 22, 2018 at 6:50 pm EDT

The mother of a three-year-old boy who was swept into a swollen river in southern Ontario two months ago says the search for her son has ended after a child’s body was found nearby.

Provincial police say a fisherman found the body on Saturday afternoon near Orangeville, Ont., 13 kilometres downstream from where Kaden Young was torn from his mother’s arms as the family van entered the Grand River.

Investigators say they’re awaiting confirmation from the coroner to identify the remains.

But in a Facebook post Sunday morning, Kaden’s mother Michelle Hanson writes that two months of searching for her son “has finally come to an end.”

Hanson says funeral arrangements are being finalized this coming week:

Good morning.
We are wanting to thank everyone that has helped in the efforts to bring our Son Kaden home. It has been a long extremely draining two months of searching and now has finally come to an end. The amount of support was absolutely incredible and we really can’t thank everyone enough. Funeral arrangements are being finalized and I will post the details this coming week.

On Feb. 21, three-year-old Kaden Young was swept out of his mother’s arms when their vehicle entered the Grand River during a flood.

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