Search called off for man falling into Hurricane Creek

Reports of man falling in river turn out to be false alarm
(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)
(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)

DESOTO COUNTY, MS (WMC) - Reports of a man falling into Hurricane Creek in DeSoto County had search and rescue crews in the water for hours, but they eventually called off the search.

DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco said his deputies searched the creek, located off Odam Road near Interstate 55.

"We responded and brought a lot of equipment out and personnel. We had the sheriff's (office) came out with their people," Larry Nesbit, Fire Department Chief said.

Deputies said a person reported seeing someone fall into Hurricane Creek in Nesbit, Mississippi. Multiple rescue crews arrived to help with the search.

The search covered several miles.

As the water receded, rescuers were still unable to find anything. The Sheriff's Office conducted a door to door search and discovered that no one was missing.

The search was called off because it was too dark and difficult to work in those conditions.

"The Sheriff's Office gone door to door round here to verify nobody is missing and talked to farmers that farm this land and nothing is showing any sign that there is anybody out there missing."

Rescuers said they are unsure if someone did fall into the creek. It is possible the person who reported the situation was mistaken.

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