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Community plans prayer vigil for Yazoo City girl

Auna. Source: Family Auna. Source: Family
The 9 year old went into this culvert, filled with rushing flood waters, just behind her home on 7th St. The 9 year old went into this culvert, filled with rushing flood waters, just behind her home on 7th St.
This canal runs 4 to 5 miles before it drains into the Yazoo River. Ward is hopeful she has not been pulled too far into the canal This canal runs 4 to 5 miles before it drains into the Yazoo River. Ward is hopeful she has not been pulled too far into the canal
YAZOO COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A prayer vigil is planned Monday night for a Yazoo County girl last seen in flood waters, Sunday night. 

Officials from Yazoo County Emergency Management say the search for a missing 9-year-old is now a recovery effort.

Joey Ward, the Emergency Management Director, spoke in an afternoon press conference about their team's progress.

Ward said the girl, know to us by her nickname, Auna, went into a culvert behind her 7th Street home around 7:30 Sunday night.

She was playing in the water and the current pulled her under. The young girl apparently can not swim.

Search teams, including divers are now focusing on a canal and creeks that that culvert feeds into.

Throughout Monday morning, officials have searched the culvert, and the surrounding area.

We're told one canal runs 4 or 5 miles before draining into the Yazoo River.

Ward says there is a screen at a pump station there that should prevent the child from entering the Yazoo River.

Officials say the name of the child will not be released officially until she is found.

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