UPDATE: Search to resume Monday after 11 year old goes missing swimming in Blue Earth River

Rapidan County Park in Blue Earth County is closed during the search

Missing Boy

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Search efforts unsuccessful this Sunday on the Blue Earth River following the probable drowning of an 11 year old Madelia boy.

The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office was called just before 6:00 Saturday evening for a missing boy at Rapidan County Park.

The sheriff’s office says 11 year old Denis Funez was swimming in the river with other children and was believed to have been pulled into deeper water by the current.

Captain Paul Barta with the sheriff’s office says search efforts were postponed after sunset Saturday and resumed at 8:00 Sunday morning. Capt. Barta says the search will end at dark Sunday and resume Monday morning.

Rapidan County Park will be closed while the search continues.

The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Department is being assisted by the Minnesota DNR, Nicollet County Sheriffs Office, Le Sueur County Sheriffs Office and Lake Crystal Fire Department.

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