The body of a 4-year-old boy who vanished during his first beach outing was found in the waters in San Diego’s Mission Bay on Sunday, police said.
Divers regained Wesley Hilaire’s body offshore, hours after police issued an Amber Alert amid concern for him that he was abducted while in the beach.
Wesley’s aunt, Damieka White, told the San Diego Union-Tribune when a buddy who has kids suggested they go to the bay, she took her nephew to the beach for the first time. White said the group was getting ready to leave about 6:50 p.m. when they noticed him lost.
Wesley’s disappearance set off a frenzied, night long hunt for him and in the water. Police inquired his disappearance as a potential kidnapping after someone reported seeing suspicious activity between a guy and a kid near a restroom in your community.
Medical examiners will determine the boy’s cause of death.
She collapsed and was taken away on a gurney, when she learned of his passing, the paper reported.
Wesley’s father is deployed with the U.S. Navy on the USS George Washington. His mom works part time at a Navy base. The couple also has 6-year old twin boys.
Throughout the hunt, divers also found the body of an adult drowning casualty.