UPDATE March 28, 2012
Sadly, today searchers have found the body of a Caleb in a river at the northern Arkansas Boy Scout camp where he disappeared during the weekend, said the boy’s uncle.
Chris Bruner told The Associated Press that the body of his nephew, Caleb Linn, was recovered from the South Fork of the Spring River in the Ozark foothills.
Previous story: The shirt of a missing 4-year-old boy who is lost in an Arkansas Boy Scout camp has been found.
Caleb Linn, who went missing at the Kia Kima Recreational Campground near Cherokee Village in Fulton County has been missing since Saturday, March 24, 2012.
On Tuesday, a cadaver dog made a “hit” around noon, about a quarter mile from the bridge that Caleb was last seen. Then a little later in the afternoon, rescue workers found Caleb’s green and orange shirt, reports WMCTV News.
The family of the little boy was in a group that were picking up trash at the park when his cousins headed back to a cabin at the Kia Kima Boy Scout Camp. Caleb asked his aunt for permission to catch up with the others and he hasn’t been seen since.
The Aunt and Uncle did not know Caleb was missing until they returned to the cabin and learned he never caught up with his cousin’s.
Searchers have been looking since 11:30 a.m. Saturday. On Tuesday, 300 law enforcement and volunteers were searching for Caleb.
“I’ve got the cadaver dogs, I’ve got air evac, and I’ve got Baxter County chopper for tomorrow, so I don’t need that. If I need anything, it will be people with boats,” said Sheriff Foley. Divers have already started searching the river yesterday.
Sheriff Foley said volunteers can help search but should bring their own personal supply of food and water, and report to Camp Kia Kima.
If you have seen Caleb or a child matching his description, please call the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office at 870-895-2601.