Update: Search Continues for Marquita Medrano

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 06/25 2014 11:44AM

Updated 06/25 2014 05:45PM

UPDATE 3 P.M. -- Search crews continue to search for 24-year-old Marquita Medrano.

 Her and her seven-year old niece went missing Monday afternoon while horseback riding near the Canadian River in Hemphill County.

The body of seven-year old Emily Purcell was found Monday evening.

Crews are using divers, helicopters, mounted officers and ATV's to search the river. 

CANADIAN -- Hemphill County Sheriff's Office reports that there is no new information in the search for Marquita Medrano. 

The search is being continued by Hemphill County Sheriff's Office Deputies, DPS Troopers, EMS, Fire Department personnel, National Parks and Wildlife, US Park Rangers, Mounted Search and Rescue from both Jordan Unit and Randall County. 

Locals on horseback have also returned as well as our local helicopter pilot, Trey Webb. 

Also, local swimmers who were on site yesterday have returned and will take to the water again today. 

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