Body of second boy pulled from river in Yosemite

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – Yosemite National Park officials say search-and-rescue crews have recovered the body of a missing 6-year-old boy who was swept away in the Merced River along with his elder brother.

Park spokesman Scott Gediman says Jacob Adams’ body was found Thursday morning by a ranger, wedged under a large boulder about 50 yards down river where he went missing.

The two boys were swept away last Wednesday on a popular but treacherous stretch of the river on the Mist Trail. Hikers pulled the body of 10-year-old Andres “Andy” Adams that same day, about 150 yards downstream from where the family entered the water.

The family from Southern California had been hiking near the Vernal Fall Footbridge with a church group, whose members were cooling off in the river when a current carried the boys away.

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