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    Police searching for missing 2-year-old girl in Rockport

    Police are searching for a 2-year-old girl who went missing near Long Beach in Rockport shortly after noon today, a State Police spokesman said.

    David Procopio said State and local police, along with dive teams, are searching for Caleigh Anne Harrison, who is 2 years, nine months old.

    “At approximately noon, Caleigh Harrison was playing at the beach or around the beach area with her sister -- her mother was nearby as well,” Procopio said. “At some point in that time Caleigh went missing.”


    A preliminary investigation suggested that the two children may have entered a grassy area looking for a ball or for some other reason, Procopio said, and “suddenly only one of the children was in view of the mother.”

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    Caleigh’s sister is about a year older than her, Procopio said.

    State Police said Caleigh has light-brown hair and blue-gray eyes, and was last seen wearing a light pink T-shirt and dark pink capri pants.

    The search is ongoing and no further information was immediately available. Anyone with information about Harrison’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.

    Zachary T. Sampson can be reached at