HAMILTON (Mercer) — The body of a 4-year-old was found in a lake Thursday afternoon about an hour after he was reported missing.

Hamilton police received the report at 5:05 p.m. about the boy missing in the Overlook Avenue area 40 minutes after he was last seen.

After a search by police and firefighters, the boy was found about 6 p.m. submerged in Spring Lake in John A. Roebling Memorial Park across the street.

He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

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Hamiton police did not disclose the boy's identity.

Police and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office Homicide Task Force asked anyone with additional information to call 609-581-4111 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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