UPDATE: Search for missing Ellis Boudean in Lafitte National Park swampwaters enters day 5

Search and rescue crews have been searching Jean Lafitte National Park for five days after a young boy went missing last Thursday.

A 4-year-old boy with autism, Ellis Boudean went missing Thursday, July 15, around 5:30 p.m. He was last seen with a parent.

A family member says Ellis Boudean was walking with his mom and his 3-year-old brother when they stopped to fly a kite. The boy’s mother was fixing the kite when he went into the water.

The boy’s mom reportedly went into the water after him but was unsuccessful in recovering him and immediately called 911.

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