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Police searching for missing 5-year-old at Wallace Marine Park in Salem

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Allen "Chaz" Pearson (Courtesy: Salem Police Department) Allen "Chaz" Pearson (Courtesy: Salem Police Department)

Salem police are searching for a 5-year-old who went missing at Wallace Marine Park Friday night.

Police say 5-year-old Allen "Chaz" Pearson was last seen at around 5:30 p.m. playing with other children at the water's edge near the pedestrian bridge over the Willamette River.

Pearson is about 4 feet tall weighing 50 pounds with dark hair in a small ponytail on the back of his head. Police say he is wearing distinctive green and camo swimming shorts.

Crews are searching the park and the Willamette River for Pearson. Witnesses at the scene told FOX 12 that crews seemed to be focusing the searching near the Union Street Railroad Bridge.

Search crews could be seen using K-9 units and drones as part of their effort. In addition to the Salem Police Department, crews from the Salem Fire Department and the Polk County Sheriff's Office participated in the search.

Crews are looking at every possible scenario, even stopping each car as it left the park Friday night.

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