Search continues overnight for missing 5-year-old boy at Wallace Marine Park

Allen Chaz Pearson (Salem PD)

Salem Police say they're searching for a missing 5-year-old boy in Wallace Marine Park.

The boy was last seen around 5:30 p.m. Friday playing with other kids at the water's edge near the pedestrian bridge over the Willamette River.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, Salem Fire and Polk County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol deputies are conducting the search.

The boy was wearing distinctive green and camo swimming shorts.

Earlier this year, an 11-year-old boy was swept into the Willamette River at the same spot. He wasn't wearing a lifejacket.

Stay with KATU News as this story develops.

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