Morehead community continues to search for 9-year-old boy

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ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Six days after 9-year-old Bryce Combs was swept away in flood waters, the Morehead community is still searching.

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Rescue crews have been searching Triplett Creek and the surrounding areas in Rowan County from dawn until dusk. But, volunteers from the Morehead community and even from as far as West Virginia have come together to help with the search.

"Find the need and meet it," said Jeremy Halstead, Morehead's First Church of God lead pastor. "Just for those people to step up and be a part, whether it's walking the creek looking for Bryce or showing up at the command center and letting them know they're being supported."

The church has offered showers and food for exhausted search crews and volunteers.

Esta Mitchell, a volunteer and mother of seven, drove from Paintsville to join the search.

"I can't imagine with my children losing one and not being able to have some sort of closure," Mitchell said. "So anybody if you have 10 minutes 15 minutes come out and see if you can help find this child."

More than a dozen fire crews are involved in the search. The Morehead Fire Department is searching Triplett Creek with a canine unit.

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