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Police: Grandparents found dead in river as boy, 3, survives

The boy had been wearing a life vest when the boat overturned, police said in a news release.

CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) — Two people died after the boat they were in with their 3-year-old grandson capsized in the Lewis Creek in Charlotte, Vermont State Police said Monday.

Fishermen reported the bodies to police at about 12:30 p.m. Monday in the creek near Spear Street. The two were pronounced dead at the scene.

The boy had been wearing a life vest when the boat overturned, police said in a news release. He was able to make it to shore and was found in a vehicle outside of the nearby home of his grandparents after a brief search, police said.

The adults did not have life vests on, police said.

Rescue crews recovered their bodies from the water a short distance downstream of the capsized boat. Their identities are being withheld while family is notified.

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