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Search Continues for Baby Katie Gray

Search Continues for Baby Katie Gray
By:  Lauren Keith


Paducah, KY -- The search continues for a missing baby girl from Kentucky almost a week after she disappeared, but the focus of the investigation now changes. 


McCracken County investigators tell Heartland News they will still search Massac Creek for any signs of ten month old Katie Gray.  Massac Creek is near Mayfield-Metropolis Road in west Paducah.


The baby's father, Johnny Gray, says he lost grip of her car seat as his truck become submerged in rising flood water in the creek early Tuesday morning.


According to investigators the search will now move into a body recovery stage.  The Sheriff's Department pulled divers from the creek waters Saturday night.  On Sunday, cadaver dogs from four different agencies searched the creek bed.


Meanwhile, investigator and County Coroner, Dan Sims, says police have to look at any leads, including the locations and activities the baby's parents were doing before the incident.


Stay tuned to Heartland News for the latest on the search for Katie Gray. Extended Web Coverage

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  • Floods and flash floods have caused billions of dollars in damage in recent years. They are among the most common and widespread of all natural hazards.
  • Flash flooding is the number one weather-related killer.
  • Since 1900, floods have taken more than 10,000 lives in the United States.
  • 80% of flood deaths occur in vehicles, and most happen when drivers make a single fatal mistake - trying to navigate through flood waters.
  • Just 6 inches of rapidly moving flood water can knock a person down.
  • A mere 2 feet of water can float a large vehicle - even a bus.
  • One-third of flooded roads and bridges are so damaged by water that any vehicle trying to cross stands only a 50% chance of making it to the other side.

Source:  National Weather Service

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