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Updated: 5:34 p.m. June 24, 2019

FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have found the body of an 11-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly a week in the Wisconsin River in the Wisconsin Dells.

Adams County Sheriff Brent York says the body of Jamison Owen Dean Miller was found around 7:30 a.m. Monday near the Kilbourn Dam.

The rural Grand Marsh boy had been missing since he went underwater while swimming with family on June 18 and didn't resurface.

The dam is just downriver from the area where Jamison went missing.

Search crews used sonar units and remote-controlled devices during the search. York said on Sunday that the search would be scaled back, with diving operations suspended, but crews remained on the river.

Friends and family held a vigil for Jamison on Saturday.

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Posted: 7:34 a.m. June 24, 2019

FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say they're suspending diving operations in the search for an 11-year-old boy in the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin Dells but will continue daily water searchers.

The Adams County Sheriff's Office has been leading the search for Jamison Owen Dean Miller of rural Grand Marsh since he went underwater on June 18 and didn't resurface.

WMTV-TV reports search crews have been using sonar units and other electronic devices while making extensive diving efforts.

Helping the sheriff's office have been the Marathon County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, City of Wisconsin Dells Police, the Fort McCoy Fire Department, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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