Sad end to search for missing child - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Sad end to search for missing child

An overnight search for a missing little boy ended in tragedy Friday.  The body of the 7-year old was found in Tipton County this morning in a creek.

Jason Atkins disappeared Thursday night while playing with another child near a creek in Brighton.

Search and rescue crews looked for Atkins until early Friday morning, and took only a short break before heading out again.
 
The child Atkins was playing with told authorities Atkins fell into the creek.  Dozens of police officers, sheriffs deputies, and volunteers helped in the search.

Sheriff Buddy Lewis is still looking into exactly how Atkins fell into the water, but says all indications are that this was an accidental drowning.

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