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Search continues for youth

Published: June 14, 2011 4:06 AM


ZANESVILLE (AP) — Volunteer fire departments were still searching for a 2-year-old boy who went missing at an Ohio river in which his 3-year-old half-brother drowned over the weekend. 

The boys’ family, from Zanesville, was camping near a dam at Muskingum River State Park. 

A Muskingum County sheriff’s official said there was no organized effort Monday. But operations director Kim Hambel says a few volunteer fire departments were looking again by boat. Searchers used boats, divers and planes over the weekend.

Authorities said the family awoke Saturday morning and realized 2-year-old Anthony Joseph Tullius and 3-year-old Ayden Leroy Cecil were gone. Searchers found the older boy’s body about a mile south of a spillway at Ellis Dam. 

Police dogs tracked the boys’ scents to the water’s edge.


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