Search continues for missing 5-year-old Arizona boy

Hundreds of volunteers are trying to find a missing 5-year-old Arizona boy as the search effort enters its fourth day.

Coconino County Search and Rescue teams continue looking for 5-year-old Jerold Joseph Williams.  The boy from Colorado City wandered off from a campsite on Thursday while chasing grasshoppers.  He disappeared in a remote area of Coconino County.

He and his mother were camping with about twenty other people about twelve miles south of Jacob Lake in the Kaibab National Forest.  The boy's mother and other campers search for four hours before calling the Coconino County Sheriff's Office for assistance.  Search crews have scoured the land by ground and air, and they've been facing winds and heavy rain. 

As many as 350 people are involved in the search for the boy.  In addition to K-9 teams, personnel from several agencies are helping Coconino County workers with the search, including Mohave County Search and Rescue, Yavapai Search and Rescue, Arizona Game and Fish, AZ Department of Public Safety troopers, the Bureau of Land Management, Civil Air Patrol, and federal workers with the US Forest Service and National Park Service.

Williams is described as a white male, 5 years old, about three feet six inches tall, weighing about 35 pounds.  He has brown eyes and short brown hair with a thin build.  He has visible abrasions to his face and was last seen wearing a gray or tan shirt, blue jeans and hiking boots.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Coconino County Sheriff's Office.

 


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