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More than a hundred hunters, police officers, fire fighters, divers and residents searched for Kimani Francis into Monday night, hoping he was exhausted, dehydrated, but alive and curled up in the bushes, asleep.

They cut down thorny trees and bamboo to get to inaccessible areas, checked the verges of the oilfield access road and waded through a river with caimans.

At daybreak, no one had located the two-year-old boy.

But at 10.45 a.m. one of the searchers, resident Trevon Cato, went to a favourite fishing spot at a bend in the Guapo River, about 750 metres from the child’s home, and found his body by the trunk of a ­fallen tree.

See the entire article: Trinidad Express