Police search for missing child near Gaithersburg lake

Officials said he'd been missing since Friday.

GAITHERSBURG, MD (WUSA9) - Authorities are searching for a missing child at Maple Lake Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland, according to a spokesman with Montgomery County Maryland Fire and Rescue.

The child's belongings were found near the lake in the 300 block of Washington Grove Lane.

According to the towns mayor, Joli McCathran, the child missing is a boy who is new to the country. He has been here less than a year. 

He attended Gaithersburg Middle School and has been missing since Friday. His knapsack was found at the scene and linked to the school.

Police said it is an active search with boat crews assisting them. At 10 fire rescue and police vehicles are on scene and also at least one boat. 

The lake is about 100 yards long, 50 yards wide and 12 feet deep.

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