Police have recovered the body of Mikey White (above)
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - The dive team has recovered the body of 15 year-old Mikey White from the Chicopee River.
Chicopee Police Sgt. Patrick Major told 22News White was in a fishing boat with his 27 year-old uncle and two other teenagers late Sunday night when it capsized. White went under and never resurfaced.
The victim's father, Michael White, told 22News his son didn't know how to swim.
"I just don't understand why they would bring him into the water at night in a boat with no lifejacket. He's afraid of the water," White said.
The Chicopee Police Department searched throughout the night Sunday and came up unsuccessful. The dive team found the body when they resumed the search late Monday morning.
White is from Worcester. He was in Chicopee visiting his mother.