January 18 2018
SALEM, Oregon - Salem Police, Salem Fire and Polk County Sheriff's Office are currently searching for a missing 5-year old child at Wallace Marine Park.
The child was last seen at about 5:30 pm playing with other children at the water's edge near the pedestrian bridge over the Willamette River.
Salem Police Officers are searching in cooperation with a rescue boat from the Salem Fire Department, Polk County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, and Polk County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol deputies.
The child is 5-year old Allen "Chaz" Pearson. Chaz is approximately 4'00" tall, 50 lbs with dark hair in a small tail on the back of his head. He is wearing distinctive green and camo swimming shorts.
Photos of Chaz and his shorts are attached to this release.
The search and rescue operations are being conducted under the command of the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Any inquiries as to those operations should be made to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
The search will continue on today, August 5th, starting at 7:00 a.m. Responding agencies will consist of Polk County Search and Rescue, Polk County SAR Drone, Polk County Marine Patrol, Yamhill County Search and Rescue, Yamhill County Marine Patrol, Benton County Search and Rescue, Benton County Air, Marion County