LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Authorities are renewing efforts to find an 8-year-old boy missing from Monday’s tornado.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks deployed a 10-member search team Tuesday and the department’s Capt. James Crawford said the team will look for the boy until at least dark.
Team members take over for other searchers who since Monday have been picking their way through a splintered forest on the southeast edge of Louisville (LEWIS-ville).
Searchers found the boy’s mother and father Tuesday blown some distance from their destroyed home, bringing the tornado’s death total in Winston County to nine.
Crawford says searchers’ information indicates the boy was at home with his parents when the tornado struck.
Though searchers don’t rule out finding the boy alive, they’re describing the process as one of “recovery.”
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