Body of missing boy found

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Divers prepare to descend into the culvert where the boy fell.

UPDATE: at 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the body of 3 year-old Alden Garland Dauzat was recovered in a bed of brush about a quarter of a mile away from where he fell on Monday morning. Sheriff Cranford Jordan confirmed the findings and extended his gratitude to the many search and rescue teams from surrounding parishes who helped recover Dauzat.

A "Love Fund" for Dauzat and the family has been established at Sabine State Bank in Winnfield.

Original story:

Search and rescue teams from Winn, Rapides, Natchitoches and Red River Parishes continued the search for a 3 year-old boy who fell into a culvert that spills into Sonnett Creek on Parish Road 727, or more commonly known as Spillway Road.

Divers combed the rushing water that has calmed and rescinded since the boy fell on Monday morning.

Over a mile of water and land have been surveyed while searching for the boy. This morning, cadaver dogs brought in from Natchitoches caught a scent on the emptying side of the culvert.

“They’ve got a scent on the other side, which means that he might be trapped inside,” said Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan.

The Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning that alerted them of a child who had tripped and fallen into the spillway.

Law enforcement offices from the surrounding parishes banded together and searched most of the day in hopes of finding the boy. The divers halted their search at 7:00 p.m. Monday night, but rescue teams continued to search the banks of the creek all through the night.

Divers resumed operations on Tuesday morning, but nothing has yet turned up.

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