IRON COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - "He has dementia so he's out wandering around," Medley said. "He's just going to continue on with the temperature going up what it is, it was 24-hours at noon today, when they last saw him so we're still hoping for the best.
People involved in the search efforts are remaining hopeful and believe Brandel knows the area just like Joshua Childers, a three-year-old who survived in a nearby area with similar terrain several years ago.
"For the people that's been in this area, the little boy that was in this area, that grew up with that terrain, you know when to sit down and wait," Medley said.
Multiple crews from other areas are helping with the search efforts.
Volunteers continue to search both on foot and with ATV's.
Medley said crews and volunteers will continue to search until 9 p.m.