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Tuesday 01/10/2023 10:32 AM - Search For Missing Child Update

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Search For Missing Child Update
Date and Time of Incident: 1-9-23
Place of Occurrence: Near San Miguel
Victim Information: Kyle Doan, 5 Clothing 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/A
Details of News Release: Sheriff's search operations will resume this morning for a missing 5-year-old boy who was swept away on 1-9-23 by raging floodwaters near San Miguel. The search operations had to be discontinued yesterday after approximately five hours because the extreme weather conditions were making it unsafe for first responders to continue their efforts. A break in the intense storms is allowing today's search which will involve all available resources of the Sheriff's Office including the USAR (Underwater Search and Rescue) Team and air operations. The conditions, however, remain extremely dangerous. The water level is high and continues to be fast moving. The public is strongly cautioned not to conduct self-initiated searches and put themselves in harms way and become a victim requiring resources that would otherwise be used for searching.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Tuesday 01/10/2023 10:32 AM