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Little Girl Swept Away by Flood Waters in Yazoo City

Photo by MK Davis

YAZOO CITY, Miss.–Flooding in the city of Yazoo may have claimed a 9-year-old girl. Crews searched into Sunday night as rains continued to fall, with no sign of the child near where she was last seen. The search was called for the evening and was expected to resume Monday morning.

Yazoo County was under a flood warning Sunday evening and rain covered several city streets, ditches, and a main canal through town, with several inches, perhaps even a foot of water.

The little girl disappeared near a park where she was playing on 8th St. Around 8 p.m. someone reported seeing the girl’s body in a canal.

Photo by MK Davis, Kids playing in Yazoo flood waters Sunday night
Photo by MK Davis, Kids playing in Yazoo flood waters Sunday night

AUDIO: MK Davis on Flooding in Yazoo, Kids playing in the flood waters:

Crews began searching and volunteer divers were called in.

The crews were forced to call off the search due to continued flooding and nightfall, but were expected to get back at it as waters receded.

Some witnesses News Mississippi spoke with speculated she may have ended up in a culvert.

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