Body of Second OC Boy in Yosemite Merced River Tragedy Found

Officials have been searching for more than a week to find the body of 6-year-old Jacob Adams

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    Two Yorba Linda boys were swept away by the Merced River in Yosemite National Park last week. Andreas Adams, 10, and his 6-year-old stepbrother Jacob both died. Jacob's body was not found till Thursday.

    The body of a 6-year-old Yorba Linda boy was recovered from a river in Yosemite National Park Thursday, more than a week after his stepbrother was killed when both were swept away in swift current.

    Jacob Adams' body was found Thursday, according to officials at Yosemite National Park. Authorities had been searching for Jacob since Aug. 15, when the body of his 10-year-old stepbrother, Andreas Adams, was found in the Merced River.

    The pair had been with family members wading in the cool river waters near popular Vernal Fall when the current pulled them down downstream. Their mother and an older brother were injured and hospitalized when they attempted to save the young boys.

    A vigil was held over the weekend at Calvary Chapel East Anaheim in Anaheim Hills, which had organized an annual church retreat to the national park. The Adams had branched off form the group to go to Yosemite Valley on the day of the tragedy.

    Vigil Held for Boys Swept Away by River in Yosemite

    [LA] Vigil Held for Boys Swept Away by River in Yosemite
    A vigil was held at an Anaheim church for two Yorba Linda boys who were swept away by the Merced River in Yosemite National Park. Andreas Adams, 10, died. His 6-year-old stepbrother Jacob is still missing. Janet Kwak reports from Anaheim for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2012.

    Authorities said the search for Jacob's body had been hampered by fluctuating water levels, treacherous terrain and changing weather conditions.

    He was found 50 yards downstream from the Varnel Fall Footbridge, where the family had entered the water. Andreas, who went by Andy, was found 150 yards downstream

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