Search for Pike Teen Will Continue

The arctic blast is keeping crews searching for a Pike County teenager, but their work has not stopped. Emergency workers are using the time to repair the drags used to search the Big Sandy River.

Doug Tackett, Pike County Emergency management Director says, "We want to bring some closure to the family, we want to get this over with. It's been a tough search since we started because of the weather conditions and because of the river conditions."

19-year-old Joshua Tessmer was last seen January 8th. Around 150 people are expected to take part in the search on Saturday, the 17th.


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  • by Florence Pearson Location: Turtle Lake Wisconsin on Jan 9, 2010 at 10:13 AM
    Please help us find Josh we are stilll hoping to find him. I onlt meet him twice he is my second cousin, but I sure think he was the coolest joung man I have meet in a long. His father and he were up here to help his grandma move. We all had a great time. This is very hard on his grandma and the the family. The worst part of this is the not knowing. Please Heavenly bring him home. Flo and Don
  • by Sydney Phillips Location: Tazewell, VA on Jan 16, 2009 at 02:45 PM
    keep praying for the family and for all those involved in the search
  • by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2009 at 12:44 PM
    Oh Lord, Please let them find Josh. I know this mus be the hardest thing any family has to face. Please be with them and give them strength no matter the outcome.

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