Search for missing Morehead boy through the eyes of volunteers


MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – An army of volunteers took on the elements by land and water as they desperately tried to find an 8-year-old Morehead boy that was swept away by floodwaters on Sunday.

“Every footstep, every limb you look under, every branch you look under, you hope you find that child,” said Will Robinson.

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Robinson runs Midland Frostee Freeze by day. On Tuesday, he was a rescue volunteer.

“You get out there and tears start flowing. We have to keep doing it. We can’t give up,” said Robinson.

According to Emergency Management Director Ronnie Day, the search effort has switched from a rescue effort to a recovery effort.

“There comes a point in time where you have to change your operations plan and unfortunately, we’ve done that,” said Day.

Mayor Jim Tom Trent says over 350 people came out to volunteer on Tuesday. The search will continue Wednesday morning.