UPDATE: Authorities searching for 12-year-old Dearborn, Mo. child

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating a missing 12-year-old Dearborn, Mo. child Thursday night.

Posted: Apr 18, 2019 10:04 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2019 1:30 AM

(BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo.) The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating a missing 12-year-old Dearborn, Mo. child Thursday night.

Kolton Kirk was last seen wearing a blue shorts and a maroon long-sleeved shirt. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, the search started as a runaway, but due to a small lake close by and being after dark, authorities are searching the area. 

A helicopter is on the way to assist in the search. 

There are approximately 30 firefighters standing by from various units. Crews arrived to the area around 9:15 p.m.

There has not been a water rescue as of Thursday night. Fire crews are dividing up and spreading out to search the area.

If anyone has seen Kirk, they are asked to call the sheriff's office at 816-271-4777. 

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Friday night's rainfall brought anywhere between 1-5 inches of rain across the area and the threat for more rain tonight could lead to increased flooding potential into Sunday.
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