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Authorities identify 4-year-old boy swept into Delphi’s Deer Creek

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has released the identity of the child who was swept into Delphi’s Deer Creek Thursday night.

Authorities in Carroll County said they have transitioned their search for four-year-old Owen Jones who was swept into Delphi’s Deer Creek Thursday night to a recovery operation. 

Lt. Dan Dulin with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said multiple agencies are assisting in the recovery effort. 

A witness told authorities Jones was seen struggling in the water around 6 p.m. before he was swept into the creek.  

Deer Creek is not off limits, but Lt. Dulin said the current is moving quick and levels are high due to recent rain.  

The community is being urged to not interfere with the investigation and to not get into the water. 

Two boats are currently searching for the child and side scan sonar is being used in the search. A helicopter also searched for the child for about two hours. 

Lt. Dulin said search parties will continue their search unless conditions become unsafe. 

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Authorities are searching for a four-year-old boy who was reportedly swept away in Delphi’s Deer Creek Thursday night, WLFI staff reports. 

According to News 8 news partners WLFI, multiple agencies are on the scene searching for the little boy.

Few details in the search have been released at this time. 

This is a developing story, check back for updates.  

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