Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012
Search and Rescue Teams in Stone County
September 12, 2012
Press Release from Stone County Office of Emergency Management, Stone Co Sheriff's Department, Stone County Judge Stacy Avey & Senator Missy Irvin
For press questions call Senator Irvin at 870-740-9694 A press conference will be held at 12 noon with briefings every 2 hours after at the staging area at the Pordue Cemetery in Onia
MOUNTAIN VIEW - 3 year old Landen Trammell went missing yesterday morning around 9 am from the Onia area. The Stone Co Sheriff's dept & office of emergency management along with volunteers searched through the day and night. Today, there is a massive search effort underway.
Currently there are hundreds of volunteers on foot & horseback. The Baxter County Sheriff's office and Air Evac teams are searching by helicopter.
It is extremely important that volunteers check in to get a team assignment and map at the tent at the staging area in Onia at Pordue Cemetery. Arkansas Forestey and US Forestry, along with Madison County Emergency Respknse team are directing the volunteer effort. This is very treacherous terrain and we must maintain safety for all volunteers who are searching.
A press conference will be held at 12 noon with briefings every 2 hours after at the staging area at the Pordue Cemetery in Onia.
There will be 2 representatives here from the Missing Children's Network. Colleen Nick, mother of Morgan Nick, will be joining our search effort. Today is Morgan's birthday.
Food for volunteers can be brought to the Bethany Baptist Church, who will be feeding volunteers 3 meals a day. Their number is 870-746-4182.
Agencies involved include the Arkansas Department of Correction Canine Team, Arkansas State Police CID, Arkansas Forestry Commission, U.S. Forest Service van Buren County Sheriff's Office, Madison County Sheriff's Office, Van Buren County Rescue, all Stone County Volunteer Fired Departments and law enforcement agencies, the National Center for Missing or Exploited Children, Air Evac 12, Vital Link, Baxter County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, Stone County Office of Emergency Management, Onia Baptist Church, Izard County Sheriff's Office, the Mennonite Disaster Service Search and Rescue team, Calico Rock Fire Department.