UPDATE: Hotline set up for missing 8-year-old girl, last seen in Schramm Park near the Platte River

Authorities on Sunday provided an update on the search for an eight-year-old girl missing in the Platte River.
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Gretna, NE- Sunday’s recovery efforts for the missing 8-year-old, Terry Price, have been suspended around 4:30 p.m.

Officials say numerous volunteers in Air Boats combed the Platte and Missouri Rivers, from Plattsmouth to Schramm Park. They were unsuccessful in recovering Tarie.

Air Boats had to be pulled from the water around 3:00 that afternoon due to high winds.

Shortly after 3:00 p.m., a cadaver dog did indicate an area east of Schramm Park. Officials search the area, but were unsuccessful.

The search will continue Monday, conducted by Nebraska Game and Parks personnel and Sarpy County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team. No volunteers are being requested.

Officials are asking for anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident on Thursday, around 3:00 p.m., to call the report hotline at 402-593-1593.


Gretna, NE-

Sunday marks the fourth day officials search for Tarie Price, a missing eight-year-old.

It all began on Thursday, when emergency crews responded to a water rescue involving five children at Schramm Park State Recreation Area, near the Platte River, at around 3:00 p.m. All but one of the kids originally reported missing were accounted for. The fifth one was Tarie Price, an 8-year-old girl. She was reportedly had a life vest, but was improperly wearing it.

Several citizens assisted crews with the search, both on foot and with boats. Boats were deployed downstream to the mouth of the Missouri River, Svoboda said.

The search was a rescue mission until Friday evening when Lt. Dennis Svoboda with the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office said the efforts of emergency crews has shifted from “rescue mode to recovery mode.” He said the environmental conditions and Tarie’s age have led officials to believe she did not survive.

They continued their recovery efforts Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A cadaver dog indicated an area east of Schramm Park. Upon further investigation, the Midwest Regional Dive Team were unable to find any additional evidence in the river.

As of now, officials are only asking for volunteers with Air Boats to assist. Volunteers are asked to report at the Hwy 50 and Hwy 31 boat ramp, just north of Louisvillie, to check in.

 


Original Story:

Authorities on Friday provided an update on the search for an eight-year-old girl missing in the Platte River.

Emergency crews responded to a water rescue involving children at Schramm Park State Recreation Area at around 3:00 p.m. Thursday. Four of the five kids originally reported missing were accounted for. The fifth one, an 8 year old girl named Tarie was reportedly not wearing a life vest and had not been found as of Friday afternoon.

Lt. Dennis Svoboda with the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office said the efforts of emergency crews has shifted from “rescue mode to recovery mode.” He said the environmental conditions and Tarie’s age have led officials to believe she did not survive.

Several citizens assisted crews with the search, both on foot and with boats. Boats were deployed downstream to the mouth of the Missouri River, Svoboda said.

“We’re fairly confident that the victim is still in this area,” he said.

Svoboda said if Tarie is not recovered Friday the search will continue Saturday.

 

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