Missing 12-year-old boy found dead at campground: coroner

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A 12-year-old boy reported missing from a York County campground was found dead in a swimming pool at the same facility early Thursday morning, the county coroner's office says.

Southern Regional Police said a 12-year-old boy, Pau Khai, had been reported missing at about 4 p.m. Wednesday. He was last seen at the Summit Grove Campground in New Freedom borough.

UPDATE:Police still investigating death of 12-year-old boy at campground

The York County Coroner's Office reported that the boy was found dead in a pool at the campground shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday. Further details would be released later Thursday.

Police investigators were still at the pool still investigating the incident Thursday morning around 10 a.m. trying to piece together what happened to Kahi from the time he went missing to the time he was found.

Officials told Fox43 that Kahi was staying at the camp as part of a Lancaster County church group, including about 40 children.

No camp activities were taking place Thursday morning after the incident and camp officials were observed at the gate keeping reporters and photographers out of the camp as the investigation took place.

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Southern Regional Police released this photo of the missing boy, Pay Kahi, Wednesday evening.

According to the coroner's office, Southern Regional police are investigating the incident.

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This article was updated to correct the spelling of Pau Khai's name, which was misspelled in the original missing persons notice, and to include additional information from the coroner's office.