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Search efforts for Kyle Doan to continue on a limited basis

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif.– San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's will continue the search for five-year-old Kyle Doan in a limited capacity, due to intensive ground terrain.

Doan went missing in the Jan. 9 storm that left many stranded, communities isolated, and residents unable to return to their homes.

SLO Sheriff's reported that officials found the school ID of Kyle's mom after a weekend search involving 300 people on the ground, air support, and Sheriff's Offices across the state in the Salinas River.

The mother was the last person with him last before the boy was swept away by floodwaters.

Read the full statement on the ongoing search effort below.

"As you know we had a massive search this weekend with 300 people involving 10 different Sheriff’s Offices around the state. We found the school ID of Kyle’s mom in the area we searched this weekend. Large parts of the Salinas River in San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties have been searched by air with the CHP helicopter and drones. Because ground searching is much more intensive and the area is so expansive, those crews have searched the San Marcos Creek and Salinas River to the northern boundary of San Miguel, an area experts believe most likely Kyle would have been found.

Going forward, the searches will be on a limited, on-going basis. As the Sheriff has mentioned, we will continue the search until we’ve exhausted all reasonable possibilities of finding Kyle."

- Tony Cipolla, Public Information Officer for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office.
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