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Search for missing 8-year-old girl to continue Wednesday

Posted at 10:41 AM, Jun 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 18:58:20-04

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — Update

According to the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office, recovery efforts to locate 8-year-old Tarie Price in the Platte River were suspended at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The Platte River was searched from Schramm State Park to the mouth of the Missouri River.

The search continues at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

Only volunteers with specialized equipment (sonar, air boats and cadaver K-9's) will be selected to assist on a case by case basis.

Anyone who was at the scene at the time of the incident and may have witnessed what happened on Thursday, June 12 at around 3 p.m. should contact 402-593-1593 Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.

Authorities are also seeking the owner of a black dog that Tarie and four other children were playing with in the river around the time of the incident.

The owner of the dog, or anyone who knows the owner, should also contact the above hotline.


The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) said search efforts have come to an end for the day.

The SCSO, Game and Parks and a private helicopter continued searching from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The search will resume tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.


Efforts to recover 8-year-old Tarie Price from the Platte River were suspended at 4:30 p.m. Sunday after an unsuccessful search, according to the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office.

Volunteers in airboats searched the Platte and Missouri Rivers from Plattsmouth to Schramm State Park.

Due to high winds, the search with airboats was suspended at 3 p.m.

While a cadaver dog indicated a location east of Schramm Park shortly after 3 p.m., the areas were searched with no success of locating Price.

The water search will continue Monday and will be conducted by Nebraska Game and Parks personnel and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team.

The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said no volunteers are being requested for Monday and thanks all the volunteers for their assistance.

Additionally, the sheriff's office is requesting that anyone who was at the scene of the incident on Thursday, June 12 around 3 p.m. and may have seen the event or has information to call 402-593-1593 between 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Original story

The search for missing 8-year-old Tarie Price is now in its fourth day.

The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office said she was on a sandbar at Schramm State Park on Thursday afternoon when she fell into the river and hasn’t been seen since.

Volunteers and multiple agencies met at the boat ramp off Highway 50 again Sunday morning to continue searching after an unsuccessful search on Saturday.

Ground searches of banks and shores of the river have been suspended and there is no need for pedestrian volunteers, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Only volunteers with airboats are needed.

On Friday, the Sheriff’s Office said they don’t believe Price is still alive.

She was last seen wearing a white and pink bathing suit.