SALEM, Ore. — Salem police are searching for a 5-year-old boy who was last seen at the water’s edge at a local park.

Multiple news outlets reported Allen “Chaz” Pearson disappeared at about 5:30 p.m. Friday at Wallace Marine Park while playing with other children near a pedestrian bridge over the Willamette River.

Police spokesman Lt. David Okada says authorities are searching in the water and the park.

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