Caleb Linn, 3, has been missing for 3 days from Kia Kima Boy Scout Camp. Photo via Arkansas State Police.
A 3-year-old boy named Caleb Linn is still missing from the Boy Scout camp in Arkansas where he and some of his relatives attended last weekend. Today will mark the third straight day rescue crews and family have searched for the youngster. Caleb, who will be 4 next month, reportedly went missing after he asked his aunt, who was clearing debris away from the home-camp, if he could go back to camp and meet up with the other boys, some of whom are related to Caleb. The aunt, who is also a parks department worker, apparently allowed Caleb to return to camp Saturday, late morning, and instructed him to follow the dirt path to find the base-camp. According to MSNBC News, the cabin was located about 300 yards from where the aunt was working outside.
Area where Caleb Linn, 3, went missing last weekend. Photo via Google Maps.
Authorities say finding Caleb is like finding a needle in a haystack. The wooded area and waterways where the boy went missing spans 900 acres. That is roughly 200 football fields.
While Sheriff Buck Foley maintains that they’re still calling this a rescue mission, there are miles of waterways in which the boy could have fallen and been washed away. He even acknowledged that it is impossible to search every inch of the rivers in that area. It is also possible he is lost in an area of woods that hasn’t been searched yet. While rescue volunteers are calling out his name, his parents say they drilled into him not to talk to strangers. Deputies think he may be hesitant to respond to those he doesn’t know.
Baxter County Officials are now asking for volunteers to help in the search. The directions are: South Fork River at Camp Kia Kima, Cherokee Village, Ark.. Enter Hwy 62 between Salem and Ash Flat. Take 289 North 2 miles. Turn right on Hwy 175. Go 1.7 miles turn left on Potowama /Omaha Center Road. Follow signs to Camp Kia Kima.
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