New search teams join effort to find Wells baby

New search teams join effort to find Wells baby

WELLS, Texas (KTRE) - It is week two of the search for the missing five-week-old baby from Wells.

Two additional organizations Texas Equusearch and Texas Search and Rescue added resources and personnel to help aid in the search for missing baby Armaidre Argumon.

On Thursday, the two non-profits helped by bringing boats, specialized K9s, and drones to aid the search in the water and from the air.

Both groups were invited to help by authorities. Neither group is paid.

“Each group is trained. They have worked together for a long time, or in some cases many years, so they know how to work well within each other. They are trained to follow their protocols and guidelines, that way they are about to go hit the ground regardless of the terrain. And they already know how to do it, what to do and how the person next to them works,” said Melissa Russell, the Deep East Texas Regional Amber Alert Coordinator and CEO of the East Texas Center for the missing.

These two are skilled teams and they are looking for anything that could give them a starting point in finding Argumon.

“We never give up hope. We will always have hope to find baby Dre. We will never give up hope on finding him and we will never stop searching for him. That includes Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Wells police and the Amber Alert team,” said Russell.

Officials have not released an update on any findings from the search at this time.


(PREVIOUS) It has been almost two weeks since 5-week-old Armaidre Argumon disappeared and the search continues.

KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner is in Wells today. The Wells Police Department, Cherokee Co Sheriff’s Office and Deep East Texas Regional Amber Alert Team are conducting another search for the baby.

Now, they have included two new search teams from Houston: Texas EquuSearch and Texsar Search Team. The teams will be deploying drones, K9s, ATVs and boats. Officials have not released the search locations at this time.

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