Search underway after report of child in river in Bryson City

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BRYSON CITY, NC (WSPA) – Police and rescue crews searched the Tuckasegee River following a report that a child was in the river. 

The report was made around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. 

On Wednesday afternoon, Bryson City Police Chief Greg Jones said there were several boats in the water searching. He said they had searched roughly 10 miles of the river bank, between the 288 boat ramp and the area of Bear Hunter Campground.

Chief Jones said they have not found a child and he doesn’t believe that anyone is in the water, but they will continue to search until they are satisfied that no one is in the river.

The search was expected to continue until the night.

Police have also checked with area schools to see if there are any missing children.

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