A massive five hour search by Boston Police and Massachusetts State Police ended tragically with the discovery of the missing 7 year-old boy, Kyzr Willis’ body in the water on Tuesday around 7pm.
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters that the boy was pronounced dead after recovery. “Our hearts break for the family,” said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.
Willis was last seen around 2pm at the beach at the Curley Community Center where he was attending a summer day camp. The day camp will remain closed while police investigate. The camp is run by the city’s Boston Centers for Youth & Families.
Mayor Marty Walsh released the following statement:
“The City of Boston is devastated to learn of the tragic loss of Kyzr Willis, and I will be working closely with Boston Centers for Youth and Families and the Boston Police Department until we know exactly what happened. My heart is broken for the Willis family and my thoughts and prayers will be with them.”