4-year-old boy missing after being swept away in flooded Indiana creek

A 4-year-old boy was swept away in a flooded Indiana creek after heavy rain pounded the area — and he is nowhere to be found, according to a local report.

The child was playing near Deer Creek in Delphi Thursday before he began to struggle in the water and was carried away by the current, a witness told the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, according to FOX 59.

First responders launched a search for the boy shortly after 6 p.m., using boats and sonar technology but because of dangerous conditions, their efforts were suspended until daylight Friday.

“With the fast current and the debris floating down stream it’s just hazardous to continue the search effort by boat after dark,” Lt. Dan Dulin told the station.

Officers have urged the public not to venture near the creek to help with the search because the elevated water levels and current sparked by the rainfall could be dangerous, according to the report.

“The family is extremely upset as we would expect and assume they are hoping and praying for the best,” Dulin told the station. “They are asking for the community’s support in this tragic accident.”

The boy was sent seen wearing a blue sleeveless shirt and blue shorts, and anyone with information is asked to call the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at (765) 564-2413.

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