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Police Search Charles River For Man Who Went Missing During Celtics Game

SOUTHBORO (CBS) — The Massachusetts State Police dive team and Marine Unit searched near the Charles River Dam and under the Zakim Bridge as part of the investigation into the disappearance of a missing Southboro man.

Michael Kelleher, 23, went missing during a Celtics game last Wednesday.

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Michael Kelleher went missing after a Celtics game at TD Garden. (Facebook Photo)

Meanwhile, his mother met with detectives Monday.

Lori Tavella Kelleher stated on Facebook that she is “feeling lost” and asked her followers to pray for good news ahead of the meeting.

Her son has not been seen since he left the TD Garden during a Boston Celtics game on Wednesday night. Surveillance cameras spotted Kelleher leaving the Garden at about 9 p.m., and his cell phone was last pinged between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Tremont Street, about a mile away.

According to Massachusetts State Police, Kelleher tried to hire an Uber vehicle near the Garden. Family members said Kelleher was intoxicated when he went missing.

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State Police search Charles River for Michael Kellleher (WBZ-TV)

For several hours Monday, State Troopers used side-scan sonar and searched areas of the Charles with divers, but they said in a release in the afternoon that no evidence connected to Kelleher’s disappearance was found.

“We fervently hope that our search of the river will serve the purpose of ruling out that area, and that Mr. Kelleher will be located somewhere unharmed,” State Police said in the release.

They said the search would resume later this week.

Kelleher is described as a white man who is about 6’2” tall and about 150 pounds with red or auburn hair. He was last seen wearing a Celtics shirt, khaki pants, a gray sweatshirt and a baseball hat.

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Surveillance image of Michael Kelleher (Image from BPD)

Anyone with information on Kelleher’s whereabouts is asked to call Boston Police at (617) 343-4571 or Southboro Police at (508) 485-2147.

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