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Cuyamaca Rancho

There has been no progress in the search for a Mexicali youngster who disappeared in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park on Sunday, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday.

More than 200 people--including sheriff’s deputies, San Diego Mountain Rescue Team members, park employees, U.S. Marines and county jail honor camp inmates--continued the search for 7-year-old Jesus Antonio (Pepin) Garcia Morales, but found no clues to his whereabouts, said sheriff’s spokesman Bob Ramirez.

The search was to continue through the night and resume today, Ramirez said.

“There’s no imminent plan to scale back,” said Ramirez. “We’re still going on with no intent of stopping in the near future.”

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The boy disappeared Sunday around 3 p.m. in the Valley Falls campground area of the park, shortly after his family and another family arrived from Mexicali. Garcia Morales was one of four children, including his twin brother Fernando, who went to hunt pine cones, but he failed to return, sheriff’s deputies said.


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