- Associated Press - Sunday, September 16, 2018

CLEARFIELD, Ky. (AP) - Officials in Kentucky say a body found in a creek could be that of a 9-year-old boy who was swept away a week ago in a flood.

Rowan County Emergency Management Director Ronnie Day announced at a news conference the body was recovered Sunday along Triplett Creek in Clearfield.

Day says the body was turned over to the county’s coroner and an identity was not immediately released.

Bryce Combs was swept away by floodwaters on Sept. 9 in the backyard of a neighbor’s home.

Hundreds of volunteers had assisted in the search for the boy. High waters hampered search efforts for several days.

Day says “this is definitely a tragedy, something that no one ever wants to experience.” He says the outpouring of support during search efforts “has been tremendous.”

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide