Teen's disappearance in Yellow River wasn't reported for a day

Search for missing teen in the Yellow River

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities in Gwinnett County suspended the search for a missing teen Monday because of the cold weather. Jaheem McGhee's friends told police he did not make it across an area river with them on Thursday.

Gwinnett County police were not notified until late Friday or early Saturday morning of the disappearance, officials said.

The four teens he was with told police McGhee, who is 14-years-old, went to school of Thursday but then left before school was over.

Later that day is when the teens said they tried to cross the Yellow River.

Search crews were on the scene this weekend and a helicopter was assisting in the search. Searchers were are also utilizing a K9 unit trained in searching for the deceased though officials said this is standard protocol.

The teen is described as a black male, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and about 120 pounds.

Police say the McGhee's parents did not report him missing. It is believed to be the parent of one of the teens who were at the river that alerted police.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.

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