Search continues for missing 8-year-old

29, 2014 after a tornado hit the east Mississippi community Monday. Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi on Monday, part of a storm system that killed at least nine people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 26. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) (Rogelio V. Solis)
29, 2014 after a tornado hit the east Mississippi community Monday. Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi on Monday, part of a storm system that killed at least nine people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 26. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) (Rogelio V. Solis)

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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