UPDATE: Search for Lafayette County man ends for night

By NEMS Daily Journal

UPDATE 7:13 p.m.: Tyler Emerick search effort breaks off for the night, will resume Friday morning.

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UPDATE 6:12 p.m. – An apparent recognition of scent by a tracking dog earlier this afternoon in the search for Tyler Emerick may have been a false positive. A second tracking dig is now with searchers aboard a boat in the Yocona River.

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TAYLOR – Lafayette County Emergency Management Director David Shaw said a tracking dog has indicated it had encountered the smell it was seeking in the search for Stephen Tyler Emerick.

Around 4:30 p.m., law enforcement said an apparent recognition of scent by a tracking dog earlier this afternoon in the search for Tyler Emerick may have been a false positive. A second tracking dig is now with searchers aboard a boat in the Yocona River.

Searchers have been working throughout the day, both in the Yocona River and along its banks, two or three miles above Enid Lake, to find the 19-year-old Taylor man who disappeared after leaving his job in Ecru on Monday night.

Emerick’s truck was found Wednesday morning near the Yocona River just off County Road 387 in southwestern Lafayette County.