Search Continues For Missing Father and Son

YELL COUNTY, AR -- The FBI joining the search for a missing Greenwood father and his infant son.

Close to 100 law enforcement officers are searching for Brian Floyd and his ten month old baby boy, Harper, tonight.

The two were reported missing Friday afternoon around 1:30.

Witnesses say Floyd's truck broke down south of Blue Mountain Lake in the Ouachita Mountains of Yell County.

Apparently it started running again, but the sheriff says Floyd's wife was left behind, because at one point she was in the truck with her husband and son.

The sheriff would not speculate on how the two were separated, but would only say they found Floyd's wife, nearby, Friday afternoon and are questioning her.

Detectives say Floyd is alone with his son and there's concern for the baby's safety...that's why the FBI is involved.

Sheriff Bill Gilkey said, "Well the fact we haven't located the child, there's always the possibility the child is in danger, so we will treat it as necessary. Highly trained members of the FBI and Arkansas State Police are here today working with us. They're very thorough and we gave them an opportunity to do what needed to be done."

Floyd's driving a 1998 Chevy dark green pickup truck.

So far searchers have not found the truck.

The license plate number, with Arkansas tags, is 288TRP.

Right now the search is focused on Western Yell County, around Blue Mountain Lake and Scott and Logan counties.

No volunteer searches have been organized at this time, and so far the Sheriff's Department is not requesting that type of effort.

If you have any information on this case, call the Yell County Sheriff's Department.

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