Released: January 13, 2023 - Friday, 02:53 PM

Search For Missing Child Update #4

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 1-9-23Place of Occurrence: Near San MiguelVictim Information: Kyle Doan, 5 Description: short dirty blond hair, hazel eyes, 4 feet tall, 52 pounds. Last seen wearing black puffer jacket with a red liner, blue jeans, blue and gray Nike tennis shoes.Suspect Information: N/AOn 1-13-23, Sheriff's search operations continued for missing 5-year-old Kyle Doan who was swept away by raging floodwaters on 1-9-23 near San Miguel.
Today, those search efforts are continuing with Sheriff's Dive and Search personnel along with CHP air operations. At this time, outside agencies and the CA National Guard have concluded their assistance. The Sheriff's Office would like to express its thanks to those agencies who assisted with the search for Kyle.
Today's search operation will take place where San Marcos creek empties into the Salinas River. Additionally our search teams continue to monitor San Marcos creek levels and recheck areas as necessary as water levels and conditions change.
Future search operations will be conducted on a continuous but limited basis as weather permits.
The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's cooperation with not conducting self-initiated searches. These searches can actually be a detriment to our ongoing search operations.