The search is intensifying for a 5-year-old boy reported missing in Fruitland and last seen Tuesday.
An increasing number of state and local agencies are searching for Michael Joseph Vaughn, a young boy who went missing around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near his home on SW 9th Street in Fruitland, according to a Wednesday night news release from the Fruitland Police Department.
In addition to state and local law enforcement and crews from the Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Team, the Army National Guard sent a helicopter to search the area where the child went missing. The agencies searched nearby canals while water levels were lower and did not find the child. Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue was then released, as authorities believe the area surrounding the home was thoroughly searched.
Fruitland police are encouraging the public to remain vigilant and observant. Police want everyone in the immediate area to