Hundreds pray for boys lost in Merced River at Yosemite

10:46 AM, Aug 19, 2012   |    comments
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of people have gathered at an Anaheim church to pray for the family of a 10-year-old boy who drowned after being swept away by the Merced River and whose 6-year-old brother remains missing.

The Orange County Register says about 400 churchgoers attended a service Saturday night at Calvary Chapel remembering Andres Adams and his brother, Jacob, who was missing but presumed dead.

The two boys were swept away late Wednesday in a rough stretch of the Merced River during a side trip to Yosemite Valley.

The boys and their mother were on a church retreat when a hike to see Vernal Fall turned to tragedy. The mother suffered injuries trying to save them.

Four people have drowned in the park this year.


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