- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Crews dug through piles of debris by hand Monday as about 100 people resumed the search for a 6-year-old boy who is the last known victim of last week’s flash floods that killed at least 20 people in Utah.

Search teams, including specially trained dogs, are looking for Tyson Lucas Black in areas of Hildale, Utah that officials have determined are the most probable places due to the water flow of the flash floods and the contours of the area, said Pete Kuhlmann, director of Washington County Emergency Services. They are digging mostly through piles of debris including tree limbs, branches, leaves and weeds.

Black was one of 16 people in two cars that were swept away in the fast-rushing waters that ripped through the small polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border on Sept. 14.

Twelve people have been found dead. Three survived. Black, the last unaccounted person, is presumed dead.

The city of Hildale announced on Monday that it will hold a public memorial service Saturday afternoon to honor the victims killed in the flash floods. That event will come after the families hold private funeral services during the week, said Hildale city recorder Ray Barlow.

A total of 20 people have been confirmed dead from the heavy rainstorm one week ago. A 33-year-old man from Hurricane was found killed in the flooding while driving in the area and seven people were killed when they were caught in narrow slot canyon in Utah’s Zion National Park. The group of 50-something men and women from California and Nevada included Steve Arthur, 58, a Ventura County Sheriff’s sergeant who had been awarded the Medal of Valor in 1998 for rescuing a man from a burning car.

Search teams looking for Black, the young boy still missing in Hildale, included law enforcement as well as volunteers, Kuhlmann said. The weather on Monday was good, but rain is forecast for Tuesday.

“We’ll keep looking until we hopefully find him,” Kuhlmann said.

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