Body of missing 6-year-old found in creek

By: AP
By: AP

CENTERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The body of a 6-year-old autistic boy who was swept away by floodwaters on Thursday as his family crossed a bridge in their car has been recovered.

Tony Essary with the Hickman County Emergency Medical Services said the body of Tristen Demumbran was recovered Saturday morning in Beaver Dam Creek by volunteer searchers.

Tristen went missing Thursday after his mother tried to drive a van through high water. The child's aunt, Renee Swanson, has said the boy's mother was attempting to get Tristen and another child to safety. Swanson said they thought the water was lower than it actually was.


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