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Residents remember Omarion Humphrey 1 year later

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One Mid-Michigan town is remembering a tragic accident that made a popular family spot the focus of a massive search and rescue operation.

On July 4, 2015, 9-year-old Omarion Humphrey disappeared during a family outing to Lake Callis in Davison.

"Words can't describe when a child goes missing, what feelings goes through anyone," said Stacie McCulley, parent.

McCulley recalled the news of Omarion's disappearance. Omarion was autistic and vanished from the splash park into the depths of Lake Callies.

He was found dead several days later.

Omarion's death serves as a reminder to all young and old to be careful and use caution whenever you have children near water.

"When you have grandchildren it's always in your head," said Joan Beyers, grandmother.

While awareness and safety is a top priority at Lake Callis, Roderick Scroggins is still encouraged by the humanitarian efforts that took place last year in the massive search for Omarion.

"I was so very impressed at the out pour and the help from everybody in Davison. It just wasn't a small community, everybody in Davison searched high and low for Omarion until they found him. I was really impressed with that. You know, I don't like for a tragedy to make people come together, but you know, it was really good that everybody came together as a community to search for him and it was just a tragedy the way it ended," Scroggins said.

On Thursday, June 7 the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced the foster care agency that placed the boy in his foster home has agreed to surrender their license and close. 

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