BRANFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A 10-year-old boy was found dead after being swept into a culvert leading to the Branford River near the Connecticut shoreline.

Captain Geoff Morgan of the Branford Police Department says children were playing near the culvert Friday afternoon when one of them lost his footing and was swept into the pipe.

Morgan says police used sonar and a drone to search from the point where the boy went missing down to Branford Harbor on Long Island Sound.

Morgan says poor weather hindered the search, preventing the use of helicopters.

The child’s name has not been released.

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