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Search continues for missing 3-year-old near Roundup

Posted at 6:15 PM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-01 20:15:09-05

ROUNDUP – The search continues for a 3-year-old boy who fell in the Musselshell River Monday morning.

Musselshell Undersheriff Shawn Lesnik tells MTN News search efforts have been unsuccessful so far.

He says he walked multiple miles along the river where the boy was last seen, but couldn’t see anything.

Brutal conditions, including sub-zero temperatures, are making the search difficult.

Lesnik says the community help has been immense.

Crews from the Yellowstone County Sheriffs Office, the US Water Rescue Dive Team, a cadaver dog and handler and the Roundup Fire Department have all been on scene to help out.

Residents have also been providing generators, lights, and food to the crews.

Lesnik says crews will wrap up the search around 6 p.m. Tuesday but will pick up again Wednesday morning.