Search for Jerold Williams continuing

Coconino County Sheriff photo.

Coconino County Sheriff photo.

JACOB LAKE — The search continues for the missing five-year-old boy Jerold Joesph Williams who came up missing at Jacob Lake Thursday. Several agencies have been searching for the boy since.

Unfortunately searchers were dealing with heavy rains and winds estimated at 40 plus mph which created extremely muddy conditions and small windows for the use of aircraft to assist. The weather today has improved significantly and allowed for the use of more air resources. There are approximately 300-350 searchers in the field.

Personnel from many agencies have been assisting the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Coconino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, including: Kane County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue, Mohave County Search and Rescue, US Forest Service law enforcement and fire crews, National Park Service law enforcement, AZ Game and Fish law enforcement, Coconino County CERT teams, Page Rural CERT teams, Nellis US Air Force Base, National Guard Blackhawk and Special Forces, AZ Department of Public Safety troopers and Air Rescue, Bureau of Land Management personnel and dog teams, and Civil Air Patrol.
The missing child is from Colorado City and there has been huge support from the community in Colorado City in assisting with this search. In addition to assisting on search teams, members of the community have been preparing meals for the responders.

The Coconino County Sheriff expressed gratitude at the community support and willingness to aid in the search