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The search for missing 5 year old Jerold Williams continues day and night south of Jacob Lake. Today there are 400+ people in the field including community volunteers; law enforcement officers; state, local and federal agency personnel; and specialized search and rescue teams. Many of the community volunteers are from Colorado City and they are assisting in conducting line and grid searches. A team of nine PJ’s (Air Force Pararescue) also have been providing detailed night searches with thermal imaging and FLIR systems. Today an additional air resource was provided by a Maricopa County Search and Rescue member with a privately owned helicopter. In addition to the outpouring of community volunteers, partnering agencies include: Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Coconino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Kane County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue, Maricopa County Search and Rescue, Mohave County Search and Rescue, Pima County Search and Rescue, Washington County Search and Rescue, US Forest Service, National Park Service, AZ Game and Fish, Coconino County CERT teams, Page Rural CERT teams, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Nellis US Air Force Base, AZ National Guard, AZ Department of Emergency Management, AZ Department of Public Safety and Air Rescue, Bureau of Land Management, AZ Civil Air Patrol, and UT Civil Air Patrol. Please see the updated Missing Person Flyer for Jerold which has some corrected information and an additional photo.
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Media Contact: Gerry Blair, Coconino County Sheriff's Office, 928-699-3721