UPDATE: ‘Probable drowning’ concludes search for missing 17-year-old at Breaks Interstate Park

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UPDATE (12:32 p.m.) – The search for a missing 17-year-old last seen near a swimming hole at Breaks Interstate Park concluded Sunday afternoon when officials say they found him.

Park officials say the incident is being treated as a probable drowning.

Officials urge visitor on the Kentucky side of the park to take caution at the reopened pools due to high water levels and cold temperatures.

ELKHORN CITY, Ky. (WYMT/WJHL) — The search is expected to resume Sunday morning for a missing 17-year-old last seen near a swimming hole at Breaks Interstate Park.

WYMT reporting Saturday night that the search for the boy in the Pool Point area of Breaks Interstate Park has been called off for the night.

Park Superintendent Austin Bradley said Ratliff Hole, Pool Point, and the nearby railroad bridge near Elkhorn City will be closed to the public to make room for the search.

Breaks Interstate Park borders Southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky.

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