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Divers Find Body Believed to Be Missing Toddler



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    The Abbott family, seen above, is mourning the loss of mother Christine, 2-year-old Noah and 3-year-old Jeremiah after a tragic crash in Hesperia March 2, 2017. Ten-year-old Elijah was hospitalized and survived.

    Divers have found a body believed to be that of a 2-year-old boy who vanished after his family's car plunged into a Southern California aqueduct two weeks ago.

    The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says the body was discovered Thursday afternoon in the California Aqueduct in Hesperia.

    The identity of the body, believed to be Noah Abbott, will be determined by the coroner.

    The toddler's mother and 3-year-old brother died when their Volkswagen drove through a fence and crashed into the channel on March 2. Noah apparently was swept away.

    His 10-year-old brother, Elijah Estrada, was the only survivor.

    The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

    NBC4's Willian Avila and The Associated Press contributed to this report.