Search For Boy On Duck River Turns From Rescue To Recovery

Posted at 4:30 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 15:47:38-04

Emergency Management officials have labeled their search for a missing 9-year-old Dreyton Sims as a recovery effort.

Dreyton was playing in the water near the dam Tuesday afternoon, but was not able to get out of the swift current and hasn't been seen since.

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Several teams were on on the river Wednesday with about four search boats and about 30 people in the general area.

The river has risen about two feet since the search began and was continuing to rise. The crews were called off due to the extra rainfall which has made conditions on the water worse and more dangerous.

Officials said they would reconvene if conditions improve, but if not, they would return Thursday morning. The said they've been using every resource available in their search.

A gofundme account has been set up for Dreyton and his family. To donate, click here.