Crews still looking Saturday for boy who fell into Kansas creek

The search continued Saturday for a missing 11-year-old boy who fell into Gypsum Creek Friday night.

Rescue workers search Gypsum Creek for a missing 11-year-old boy on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The boy fell into Gypsum Creek near Jardine Middle School in the 2800 block of S. Hillside the previous evening. (Photo: KSN/Shardaa Gray)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Searchers continued to look for a missing 11-year-old boy Saturday who fell into Gypsum Creek in south Wichita on Friday.

Wichita fire rescue crews were dispatched to the 2800 block of S. Hillside about 7:30 p.m. after a report the youth had fallen into a “drainage ditch” near Jardine Middle School.

Fire officials said the boy was playing with some friends near Gypsum Creek when he fell into the water and was swept away.

Wichita Fire Department Battalion Chief John Turner said on Friday the call to 911 came from the Lord’s Diner on South Hillside.

“Three friends reported they had tried to cross the creek near Planeview Park and one of the friends fell into the water,” Turner said.

The victim was wearing blue jeans and no shirt when he entered the water.

KSN is not releasing the name of the child at the family’s request.

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