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Search resumes for Indiana boy swept away in swollen creek

May 24, 2019

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Conservation officers have resumed their search for a missing 4-year-old boy who was swept away in a rain-swollen northern Indiana creek .

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says conservation officers and members of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Water Rescue Team returned to Deer Creek in Delphi on Friday morning to continue their recovery efforts for the boy, identified as Owen Jones of the Monticello area.

Officers are searching by boat, using side scan sonar, and searching overhead with a drone for Jones.

A witness on a bridge over Deer Creek saw the boy being carried downstream Thursday and notified authorities. The child had been playing in Delphi’s Riley Park, which the creek flows through.

Officials say heavy rains caused the creek to swell, resulting in a strong current.

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