- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The search for a Kansas boy who fell into a rain-swollen creek is continuing into its fifth day.

Fire and rescue teams returned to the Gypsum Creek in south Wichita Tuesday to search for 11-year-old Devon Dean Cooley.

Officials say witnesses told them Cooley was walking with three friends near the creek Friday when he tried to walk a path that normally crosses the creek but was swept away by high waters.

Devon’s family hosted a cookout Monday evening for the recovery and rescue teams. That was followed by a candlelight vigil.

The boy would have celebrated his 12th birthday on Thursday.


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