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Body found in Kentucky believed to be missing boy

September 16, 2018

CLEARFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky say a body found in a creek could be that of a 9-year-old boy who was swept away a week ago in a flood.

Rowan County Emergency Management Director Ronnie Day announced at a news conference the body was recovered Sunday along Triplett Creek in Clearfield.

Day says the body was turned over to the county’s coroner and an identity was not immediately released.

Bryce Combs was swept away by floodwaters on Sept. 9 in the backyard of a neighbor’s home.

Hundreds of volunteers had assisted in the search for the boy. High waters hampered search efforts for several days.

Day says “this is definitely a tragedy, something that no one ever wants to experience.” He says the outpouring of support during search efforts “has been tremendous.”

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