Recovery efforts continue for father, son missing in Bibb Pond

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Recovery efforts are continuing Saturday for a father and son who went missing in Bibb Pond Wednesday while fishing.

According to a witness, the 27-year-old father attempted to save his 4-year-old son who fell into the water.

Rescue crews returned to the area at 8 a.m. to resume searching.

Clearer skies and warmer temperatures meant fewer obstacles for rescue crews to face. Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Donnie Jones says each day, they have a different crew of divers working along with the Department of Natural Resources which searches the area from the skies.

"We're searching the same area and we're expanding. We're searching all of Bibb Pond now and we're searching south of Bibb Pond all the way down to the RiverWalk and on both sides of the river," says Jones.

Both departments say crews will search as long as necessary, hoping to find the missing father and son.

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