Search for missing 8-year-old turns from rescue to recovery

Published: Jun. 11, 2020 at 4:59 PM CDT
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The search for 8-year-old Tarie Price has turned from a rescue to a recovery mission, officials said Friday.

Officials met at 3:30 p.m. to give an update to the public. Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Dennis Svoboda said efforts to find Tarie began Friday at 8 a.m. with support from residents.

About six miles of the river have been searched. They are fairly confident Tarie is in the area but at this time she has not been recovered.

"We have informed the family we have gone from a rescue mode to a recovery mode," Svoboda said. "Our efforts will continue. If we're not successful today, we will be back tomorrow."

"We feel at this point we have no evidence to support that she was able to make it out of the water anywhere," he added. "We feel she has not survived this."

Investigators are still looking into how Tarie disappeared. They received information that Tarie was "holding onto a life jacket" but Svoboda said they were not sure what that meant.

"We will be here till we find her," he said.