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Volunteers assist in search for missing teen on Day 7

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - The search for Sidney Nicole Randell enters day 7 Saturday as volunteers from all over the state traveled to the Walnut Ridge Fire Department to assist in the search for the missing teen.

Nearly 50 volunteers traveled to Walnut Ridge Saturday morning at 9 a.m. to help in the search for 14-year-old Sidney Randall, who went missing on March 10th.

One volunteer,Cassie McFerrin, said she came out to help in the search because she imagined if it was her own child.

"I have children of my own and I know that if it was one of my children out there that I would want anybody and everybody doing everything they can to help me find my child," McFerrin said.

McFerrin and many other volunteers split into teams and searched areas that were not previously covered by officials. She said she searched ditches, farm roads, fields even looked inside an abandoned house.

"Sitting at home watching the news, waiting on news makes you feel helpless so I figured just getting out covering what ground I could today,it might bring a little bit of hope," she said.

Lawrence County Sheriff, Jody Dotson read a letter from Sidney's mother, Denise Cornell, to the volunteers thanking them for their time and support in helping to find her daughter.

Dotson said they brought out more dogs and ag pilots were flying over areas Saturday morning. There were also search boats in the water and he said they will continue to follow up on leads that have been called in over the past couple of days.

"Continue to be vigilant and keep your eyes open and if you see anything at all that might possibly help us please call in," Dotson said.

Lawrence County police are asking for anyone with ATV's or other capable vehicles to meet tomorrow at the Walnut Ridge Fire Department at 9a.m.

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