2am Sunday Update
Search and Rescue teams have called it a night and went home to get some much needed sleep. They’ve been searching since early evening for Anthony McCorkle, a ten year old boy who lives at the Little Creek Apartments – last seen playing with friends there. He went missing at around 5:30pm. A Coast Guard helo used night vision cameras to comb the ground which is heavily wooded in that part of Newport. Thus far, no sign of the boy.
Searchers went door to door and looked for scuff marks or tracks in the ground that might have indicated a struggle of some kind. Locals know that the north end of Newport, with it’s commercial shopping area, including Walmart, attracts a lot of transients. Enough said.
The plan is to reconvene the search for the boy at 8am Sunday morning. Anthony, who is said to be quite ADHD, has gone missing in the past more than once.
A Coast Guard Air Rescue helicopter is making aerial sweeps in the vicinity of Little Creek Apartments off NE 35 and 36th, making broad maneuvers scanning hillsides and ravines, likely with infrared, heat seeking imagery trying to find any sign of Anthony McCorkle, 10. He went missing from near his home where he was last known playing with neighbor kids. A parent said his children were playing with him outside, then suddenly he was gone. They didn’t even see him leave. The parent said it’s not the first time Anthony has wandered off but added, “It’s never been for this long or this late.”
Police say the boy is severely ADHD.
The Newport and Oregon State Police are requesting everyone’s help in locating 10 year-old ANTHONY McCORKLE who went missing from his residence at 265 NE 36th, #4, in Newport at about 4:00 P.M. Anthony’s parents described him as wearing shorts with shark figures on them, T-shirt and blue shoes. Anthony 4’6″ tall with a thin build. He wears glasses and has a large red birthmark above his left eye.
Anthony is known to walk in the area of Wal-Mart, Fred Meyer and Safeway in Newport.
Anyone with information about or who has seen Anthony is asked to contact Police Dispatch at (541) 265-4231 or 9-1-1. Further questions may be directed there as well.