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Dam breaks, search for 4-year-old boy returns to passive status


Search for a 4-year-old child interrupted after the rupture of a dam in Jean Lafitte National Park

Teams at the dam and drainage canal where Ellis Baudean disappeared



THIS IS WDSU NEWS AT 5 :. >> IT HAS TOUCHED ALL OF OUR HEARTS. HE DID IT, YOU KNOW, AND THAT IS ALL THE WHOLE FAMILY CAME HERE AND TRYING TO GET TOGETHER AND, YOU KNOW, HAVE CLOSED. – OLD ELLIS BAUDEAN, THE LITTLE BOY IS MISSING IN THE MARÉCIAL WATER OF JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK. CHRISTINA: AND COUNTLESS FIRST RESPONDERS SPENT THE LAST SIX DAYS LOOKING FOR ELLIS. WDSU’S ARYUB KILLION JOINS US LIVE FMRO ON THE STAGE WITH THE LATEST OF HIS FAMILY. AUBRY, WHAT DID YOU TELL YOU TODAY? AUBRY: WELL, THE FAMILY OF ELLIS BAUDEAN SAYS THAT THEY ARE INCREDIBLY GRANT FOR ALL WHO ASSIST IN THIS MASSIVE RESEARCH EFFORT AND RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE PRAYING FOR SOME KIND OF OSCLURE. >> I WANT TO BE, YOU KNOW, AT THIS POINT WE NEED TO CLOSE. AUBRY: THIS IS ONE OF THE PAT AND A MASSIVE BODY RESEARCHER OF ELLIS BAUDEAN 4 YEARS OLD. >> HE WAS AN APEAL LITTLE BOY FOR US. THIS IS WHY WE COME TOGETHER AS AN AEND COMMUNITY. THE PEOPLE WHO COME OUT AND BRING US TOOLS AND GIVING US EVERYTHING WE NEED FROM THE COMMUNITY AND WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THIS. AUBRY: MANY FIRST STAKEHOLDERS AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE INCREASED. A LARGE PART OF THIS MACHINE WAS DONATED BY A LOCAL CONTRACTOR. SHERIFF SAYS THEY HAVE TERMINATED AAM D AND PUMPS HAVE BEEN DRAINED TO DRAIN THIS CHANNEL. >> MORE THAN TWO MILONLI GALLONS OF WATER. WE KNOW IT WILL TAKE MANY, MANY HOURS. I WANT, YOU KNOW, I THINK OF A NAKED MINIMUM, EIGHT HOURS. I LIKELY THINKING WITH THE DEBRIS HOOKS AND THE REST, YOU LOOK MORE THAN THAT. AUBRY: LAST THURSDAY THE CHILD WAS WITH HIS MOTHER AND 3 YEAR OLD BROTHER WHEN HE FALL INTO THE WATER. THEY DON’T STOP UNTIL THEY FIND IT. >> THE BESTNF IORMATION WE HAVE IS THAT THE CHILD IS IN THIS WATER. AND WE GO – WRE E ‘WILL TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT. YOU KNOW, LOOK, THERE ARE ALWAYS POSSIBILITIES THAT IT IS MORE DOWNSTREAM. THANKS TO OUR DUE DILIGENCE, WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A GOOD PLAN AND A GOOD THINKING PLAN TO CARRY OUT. AUBRY: FOR JUST THE FAMILY IS LOCATED AND WAITING FOR THIS WATER TO DRAIN. HOW THE CREW ARE LOOKING TO FIND A LITTLE BOY WHO HAS HAD SO MANY COURSES. >> TOUCH ALL OF OUR CURSES, IT DID IT. YOU KNOW, THIS IS WHY THE WHOLE FAMILY CAME HERE AND TO TRY TO MEET AND, YOU KNOW, HAVE A CLOSURE. THE MAIN WHY I AM HERE IS TO THANK ALL WHO COME AND LEAD THE EFFORT, VOLUNTEERS, CIVILIANS, OTHER POLICE DEPARTMENTS, FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND EVERYONE WHO CAME AND, YOU KNOW, BRINGS US FOOD, BRINGS US TOOLS. FOR EVERYTHING WE NEED OUR COMMUNITY REALLY HAD TOGETHER AND MY FAMILY THANKS THEM FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEART FOR ATTH AUBRY: SHERIFF ALSO SAID UNTIL THEY EMPLOYED APPROXIMATELY FOUR FEET OF WAR. THE WATER IS ABOUT 25 FEET DEPTH. THERE IS ALSO A MAJOR CONCERN ABOUT A WELL ALLIGATORS. THE DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES IS IT

Search for a 4-year-old child interrupted after the rupture of a dam in Jean Lafitte National Park

Teams at the dam and drainage canal where Ellis Baudean disappeared

The drainage works of part of the twin canals inside the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park were not successful. JPSO says they lost the clay dam early Tuesday evening and the original water levels have returned. The recovery effort now returns to its passive status for the next few days. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said he had obtained a permit from the National Park Service to drain part of the twin canals inside Jean Lafitte National Historic Park in a bid to recover Ellis Baudean, 4 years, missing since Thursday. worked on bridging a 35-foot section of the canal until about 8:30 p.m. Monday, when they ran out of clay. Baudean was reported missing around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Lopinto said the child was with his mother and 3-year-old brother at the reserve when he fell into the water. He said Ellis is non-verbal and on the autism spectrum, adding “there is no evidence of foul play.” Rescue divers were working blind, saying they couldn’t see anything beneath the surface of the murky water. Lopinto said the owner of B and S Equipment, a local company, had volunteered to dike the canal and drain the water. Lopinto applied for a special permit on Sunday to build the dam and drain the canal, which he said was approved on Monday. He said the crews were using Edgard clay that was approved by the Army Corp of Engineers for use in the national park. JPSO says the thought effort has not been in vain. They were able to drain about half of the water from the search area, which allowed the teams to check the root system, and they were able to narrow the search area of ​​the rc vehicle and its sonar equipment. Teams will be in the area for the next few days to ensure the site is returned to the pristine condition it was in.

The drainage works of part of the twin canals inside the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park were not successful. JPSO says they lost the clay dam early Tuesday evening and the original water levels have returned. The recovery effort now returns to its passive status for the next few days.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said he had obtained a permit from the National Park Service to drain part of the twin canals inside Jean Lafitte National Historic Park in a bid to recover Ellis Baudean, 4 years, missing since Thursday.

Crews worked to fill a 35-foot section of the canal until about 8:30 p.m. Monday, when they ran out of clay.

Baudean was reported missing around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Lopinto said the child was with his mother and 3-year-old brother at the reserve when he fell into the water. He said Ellis is non-verbal and on the autism spectrum, adding “there is no evidence of foul play.”

Rescue divers were working blind, saying they couldn’t see anything below the surface of the murky water. Lopinto said the owner of B and S Equipment, a local company, had volunteered to dike the canal and drain the water. Lopinto applied for a special permit on Sunday to build the dam and drain the canal, which he said was approved on Monday.

He said the crews were using Edgard clay that was approved by the Army Corp of Engineers for use in the national park.

JPSO says the thought effort has not been in vain. They were able to drain about half of the water from the search area, which allowed the teams to check the root system, and they were able to narrow the search area of ​​the rc vehicle and its sonar equipment.

Teams will be in the area for the next few days to ensure the site is returned to the pristine condition it was in.

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