Work is underway to pull him from the river pending the arrival of forensic experts.
On the morning of Wednesday, April 14th, Hady Hokayem went missing near a popular hiking trail in Beit Chlela and there were absolutely no trace of him.
Search parties have looked in an out of the river where a witness said he saw Hady go into the water. However, search teams did not find a single lead.
“It just doesn’t make sense. I’m still praying for his safe return,” someone wrote in a Facebook group that was created by Hady’s cousin to follow up on his disappearance.
On May 17, the Civil Defense Maritime Rescue Unit found the body of a Syrian child who had gone unaccounted for in the Serjbel river in Chouf area along with a little girl – his cousin – whose body was pulled from the river earlier, the National News Agency reported.
A Lebanese Red Cross ambulance transported the two bodies to Ain Wazein Hospital in Chouf.
On May 13, the body of 15-year-old Noura Hatoum was found, days after a search operation was launched to find the missing girl.
Members of the above-mentioned unit and the Lebanese Commando Regiment found Hatoum’s body and retrieved it after she fell into the Ibrahim River during a hiking trip with her friends.
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