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Five-year-old boy is missing and brother, 9, is in critical condition after falling into Maine river

  • Two brothers fell into the Androscoggin River in Auburn, Maine on Tuesday night
  • The nine-year-old boy was pulled from the river and is in critical condition; his five-year-old brother is still missing 
  • Their father and eight-year-old sister tried to pull them out but couldn’t 

A nine-year-old boy who fell into a river in Maine along with his younger brother has been found and is in critical condition. Rescuers are still searching for his five-year-old brother.

The boys were playing along the Androscoggin River, near a park in Auburn, Maine, on Tuesday when one of them fell into the water accidentally about 7.10pm. 

His brother tried to rescue him, but fell in, too. The boys were seen floating in the river at around 7pm.

Rescuers carry a young male from the Androscoggin River in Auburn, Maine to a waiting ambulance

Two brothers fell into the Androscoggin River in Auburn, Maine on Tuesday night. The five-year-old is still missing. Pictured: Rescuers searching Wednesday morning

Two brothers fell into the Androscoggin River in Auburn, Maine on Tuesday night. The five-year-old is still missing. Pictured: Rescuers searching Wednesday morning

Their father and eight-year-old sister tried to pull them out, but were unable to. Their names haven’t been released.  

Dozens of firefighters, police and others rushed to the scene and launched boats and a helicopter.

Dozens of firefighters, police and others rushed to the scene and launched boats and a helicopter

Dozens of firefighters, police and others rushed to the scene and launched boats and a helicopter

 The nine-year-old was found by a diver and brought to the riverbank in a private canoe

 The nine-year-old was found by a diver and brought to the riverbank in a private canoe

The nine-year-old was found by a diver and brought to the riverbank in a private canoe.

The search for the younger boy was suspended overnight after a three-hour search due to dangerous river conditions. It resumed early Wednesday.

The older boy was first taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston before being flown to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he is listed in critical condition.

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