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Thursday 01/12/2023 12:53 PM - Search For Missing Child Update #3

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Search For Missing Child Update #3
Date and Time of Incident: 1-9-23
Place of Occurrence: Near San Miguel
Victim 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/A
Details of News Release: On 1-12-23, 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, approximately 120 members of the California National Guard began assisting with the search. That's in addition to Search and Rescue and Dive personnel from San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Sacramento County, Santa Clara County, and Kern County Sheriff's Offices. Additionally, there are six K9 teams along with members of the California Rescue Dog Association, three Cal Fire hand crews, CHP air operations, Drone Teams from San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office and Grover Beach Police Department and members of the California Office of Emergency Services. In total, approximately 200 personnel are involved in the search. The search is being conducted in extremely challenging conditions with mud and debris hampering the efforts. But this is a comprehensive effort to search every brush pile and area of debris.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Thursday 01/12/2023 12:54 PM