The body of Jacob Adams, a six-year-old boy who was swept into the Merced River on Wednesday, August 15th, was recovered yesterday. Jacob was wading in the Merced River with his ten-year-old brother, Andres “Andy” Adams, near the Vernal Fall Footbridge when they were swept downstream. Andy was pulled from the river by a park visitor shortly after the incident, but resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. Extensive search efforts for Jacob have been ongoing since last Wednesday. Rangers located his body approximately 50 yards downstream from the Vernal Fall Footbridge. Fluctuating water levels in the Merced River, changing weather conditions, and treacherous terrain contributed to a difficult and challenging search. However, with receding water levels and dry weather over the last few days, rangers were again able to access areas within the river corridor that were previously difficult to search.