Johnston County sheriff: 'It's a sad day'
The Johnston County Sheriff's Office on Thursday said the body of 4-year-old Abraham, who was swept away in Monday night floodwaters, has been found.
a sign of sadness and modified. We had first responders at your deputies yesterday. McCain nine handler that was overcome from the heat. Had to get your master check him out. But they were willing to go right back. You know, everybody that I've talked to his being in continuous prayer for these family of these kids and their safety that we would find. And we have found the fact that they were so close to where everything happened. Were you, like, surprise where you found the kids? I'm just thankful that they never got into the Noose River. Yeah, I was a little surprised of the location of the little boy this morning. But then again, as the water was receding, I think that was to our advantage. So any hail we can find some comfort that knowing that they're in a better of a place today that well, and the war when they found them with the water, were they in the water? Where were they? In shallow water. Okay. And just talk about the effort behind this. Not just you had your first responders out here. You also had community members that said, You know what we can't sit back and watch this talk about how what effort this was. You know, one of the things that we were concerned about here in Johnson County. It's a loving community. Everybody wants to pitch in. And everybody, What can I do? I'm willing to do. We had folks want to go buy a kayak. I want to go by boat to get in the water to help us. Yesterday, I pleaded for the community. Don't get in the news river. It's swift. Water is dangerous. The rivers up. We got trained motors, if you will, on the water and we didn't need them out there are hampering our investigation. And I do want to thank our citizens for hating the warning not to get in. We didn't need additional searches going on. We needed to focus on this search and for others to stay out of the water like I've requested yesterday assisted us in being able to put our full attention on finding these Children. I will have. The little boy was found right here in the creek just before nine o'clock this morning about 30 yards east, off the location of the little girl yesterday and I just wanted to let you all know to let the community know. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, your donations, the outpouring of love and support. Uh, I want to thank the first responders, the deputy sheriff, the other agencies that sent people the civilians that brought, you know, canines out and combed the woods right along the side office. I want to thank the community for heeding the warning yesterday to stay off of the news river. Give us a chance to do our jobs. We didn't need another search. We needed to focus our attention on this search, and we were successful. We were hoping for a better outcome. But at least this morning that we have retrieved all the family has been notified, and we want to keep the family in our thoughts and our prayers. We want to keep the fireman that were in the boats out here. So they're not capsized when you got six first responders that are in the water along with a mother, young girl and a young boy and you hear on the radio? Mayday! Mayday. I've never heard mayday in Johnson County on the water, but you know, we're all in this business together. Where? Your Firefighter E. M s deputy sheriff, law enforcement officer. But here you fire buddies and they're hollering. Mayday! We need help. We're all in the water and then we get down here and we got four boats That's up against the trees. One in a tree. Just tour all the pieces. But the focus war on the boat we don't care about the boats in the equipment could be replaced. Our focus immediately. We introduce our Children and at least we've got him from the river today. And I will tell you, you know, with all the negative going on in America about police and first responders and law enforcement, I've been so humbled and thankful for the outpouring of support from the community. Food prayer so unreal. I know this isn't the outcome we wanted, but do you hope in some way the family? I hope so. My chief deputy is meeting with the family as I'm speaking right now, and I just got off the phone with him before I walked over here, and it's it's really emotional, not only for the family, but also there with the guy. Just got to care of the message. Um, family, have you? I know you guys have been very closely working with them. They seen so wonderful and making in helping you guys to I know that they've been out there searching to What's your message to them? You know, I guess my message would to the family would be I'm sorry. I wish we could have found him and brought him back in. Place him in your arms. But we did the best we could. We got you family in our thoughts and prayers. And it's a sad day for the family. It's a sad day for law enforcement is a sad day for the first responders researchers to voters. But at least we've got those Children and the family confined. Ah, sense of a closure. And those kids are in a better place than we are today. So we can find some. Maybe we can find some comfort in that. Thank you. You got okay. Jochen Socrates, I reckon, uses these here. No