Stratford News Police search Nith River for missing New Hamburg boy SHARE ON: Ken Nichol, contributor, Friday, Dec. 27th, 2013 A tragic story is unfolding in New Hamburg. Emergency crews from the Waterloo Region are scouring the Nith River for a missing five-year-old boy. Police have set up a command centre at the Legion in New Hamburg to coordinate search and rescue efforts. It’s believed the boy left his parent’s home without a jacket and headed toward the river. Rescue workers began a search of the area. Footprints were found leading to a hole in the ice by the river’s edge, with none heading back.