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New picture of missing Hanover Boy

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - Search teams in Hanover county are still looking for a young, autistic boy who disappeared during a walk with his family Sunday afternoon.

Kimberly Hutchins' home is the staging area for dozens of rescue crews. As soon as the sun came up, they started back on day two.

"I think it's sad, but it could happen to anybody," said Hutchins.

As a mother, she understands the urgency to find 8-year old Robbie Wood Junior — especially after spending a chilly night in the woods, not dressed for the elements.

The hunt continued from the ground, in the air, and along the river.

Hanover County Sheriff Public Information Officer Mike Trice says officers combed the 80 acre mass by eight zones — 400 yards each — each comes with its set of obstacles, including ditches, creeks and steep inclines.

"We hope to do that as quickly as possible so we don't miss anything along the way."

That's why officers are just asking certified officials to help. No neighbors at this time.

Along with deputies from surrounding counties, members of the CERT team, fire department, state police, and the National Guard helped.

"I'm a father with children and I can't imagine what their families are going through," said Sgt. First class Gary Abele.

Deputies have also notified 3,300 people in the area through reverse 911 calls to watch out for any signs of Robbie — any hope that he, his mom, and the rest of his family will be reunited again.

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