Authorities resume search for missing child in Portage

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Columbia County dispatch tells 27 News that crews have resumed their search for a teenager who went missing Sunday in Silver Lake.

The search was temporarily suspended late Sunday night due to bad weather, according to Columbia County dispatchers. 

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Portage police say a 13-year-old boy is missing after searching for several hours on Silver Lake. Someone called 911 to report the boy went in the water near the boat landing. Numerous people got in the water to try to find him. Portage fire and Columbia County's dive team also searched the area into the evening, but he was not found. 

The search for the boy was called off late Sunday night due to bad weather, according to Columbia County dispatchers. Officials believe the search will continue early Monday morning.********UPDATE (WKOW) -- Authorities have suspended the search for the night, after responding to a call for a child who went missing at Silver Lake Beach. 

Officials are expected to release more details about the incident overnight. Stay with wkow.com for the latest developments.********PORTAGE (WKOW) -- Authorities are asking the public to avoid the area of Silver Lake Beach Sunday night. Silver Lake Drive in Portage is temporarily closed on either side of the beach for a police incident. Columbia County sheriff's officials say crews have been responding to a call since around 6 p.m. Sunday evening. Authorities are not sure at this time when the road will reopen again. Authorities say the public is not at risk, but they're asking people to avoid the area as they respond to the call. 

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