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Missing 16-year-old dies hours after searchers find him at scene of ATV crash in Central Hastings

He's been identified as Brock Beatty of Tweed, Ont. Handout / Ontario Provincial Police

TWEED, Ont. — Provincial police say a missing 16-year-old Tweed resident has died after a group of civilian searchers found him at the scene of an ATV crash in Central Hastings, Ont. early Monday.

Police say officers, a police helicopter and a large group of area residents started searching for the teen after he was reported missing on Sunday at about 6 p.m.

Police say he hadn’t returned home as scheduled from an ATV ride at 3 p.m.

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Officers say civilian searchers found the teen at about 2:30 a.m. suffering from serious injuries due to a single-ATV crash along a former rail bed near Sulphide Road, about 10 kilometres east of Tweed.

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They say he was taken to hospital, where he died several hours later.

He’s been identified as Brock Beatty of Tweed, Ont.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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