UPDATE (1:04 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11): The Mason County Sheriff’s Office says the missing juvenile was found dead Sunday morning. This is an older version of this story, and the latest update from Monday, Sept. 11, 2023. can be found here.
UPDATE (1:42 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10): The Mason County Sheriff’s Office says the missing juvenile has been found.
There is still no update on his condition from officials; however, Roosevelt Elementary School posted on social media about a student passing away over the weekend.
“As many of you may know, our Roosevelt Elementary family has experienced a tragic loss over the weekend. Roosevelt staff and grief counselors will be at the school to support all students through this difficult time,” the school wrote. “We ask our school community come together in support of one another. Please keep their family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”
13 News has reached out to multiple agencies to confirm if the post is related to the incident, but we have not heard back yet.
POINT PLEASANT, WV (WOWK) – A search for a missing child is underway in Point Pleasant, according to the fire department and dispatchers.
Dispatchers said an emergency alert was sent out to Mason County residents.
West Virginia State Police, Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Point Pleasant Fire Department have been searching Two Mile, Salt Creek area of Huntington Road on Saturday.
A State Police K-9 Officer is assisting with the search, and residents are asked to avoid the woods as crews finish up.
If you’re traveling through the area, expect delays and proceed with caution.