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Hundreds of Volunteers Help Search Saturday for Missing Teen

Hundreds of volunteers helped law enforcement search Saturday for missing 14-year-old Sidney Randall. The teen is the subject of an Amber Alert based out of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.
Hundreds of volunteers helped law enforcement search Saturday for missing 14-year-old Sidney Randall.  The teen is the subject of an Amber Alert based out of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.

On Friday, Walnut Ridge Police Chief Richy Thatcher told The Times Dispatch there are still no leads in her disappearance.  Thatcher encouraged volunteers to participate in a coordinated search effort Saturday.  Volunteers met at 9 a.m. at the Walnut Ridge Fire Department.

Authorities drew up a map and gave groups assignments on which areas to cover.  Approximately 200 volunteers took part in Saturday's search efforts.

A member of the elite search group Texas Equusearch was expected to arrive at some point Saturday to help lead efforts.  Additionally, more dog teams were expected to arrive.

On Friday, a dive team finished clearing a deep spot on Running Water Creek. The Pocahontas Dive Team used a sonar equipped boat to check Clear Lake and also worked several places on Black River, according to
The Times Dispatch.

Sonic and other restaurants around town have provided meals to volunteers.
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