LCSO Dive Team And Equusearch Teams Complete Sonar Search Of Black River

On Thursday, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dive Team with equipment from Texas Equusearch searched the Black River from where the Spring and Black meet all the way down to Powhattan. The search stemmed from K-9 alerts in the area, both on land and in water.

The equipment used today was state-of-the-art sonar showing a clear picture of the Black River’s bottom and it’s contents. The search yielded no victim in the water, the search was video recorded by the dive team and is being reviewed but no apparent targets were identified.

Sheriff Dotson met with Dive Team members and debriefed the information obtained during the search. Over the last two days, the Equusearch Team and LCSO Dive Team have concentrated on the Black River. Other volunteers were out in the field today searching but according to Sheriff Dotson, nothing new has turned up in the case of missing 14 year old Sidney Randall.

According to sources, there is no indication or solid leads that put the victim in or near the Black River with the exception of the K-9 alerts in the area. The searches over the last two days were designed to rule out any possible areas.

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