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Sunday marks 30 days of searching for missing hunters

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(photo by David Day)

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Sunday morning that he continues to pray that he and others searching the Mississippi River will find Gunner Palmer and Zeb Hughes, two young hunters who went missing on Dec. 3, 2020.

Gunner Palmer and Zeb Hughes disappeared on the Mississippi River Dec. 3.

Weather conditions have hampered search efforts for several days, but Pace and Deputy Johnny Beauchamp returned to the river Sunday to search the waters from just north of the LeTourneau landing to the south end of Middle Ground Island, where Claiborne and Warren counties meet. Agents from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks have been launching from Port Gibson and Natchez. Various volunteers have also been putting boats in the water from the Louisiana side of the river.

All of the items believed to have been in the boat, along with the boat itself, have been recovered, according to Sheriff Pace. The two men, along with their canine companion Kye, remain missing.

Ever hopeful of bringing a measure of peace and closure to the families and friends of Zeb and Gunner, officials press on and the search continues.

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