Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Joplin community rallies for Brooke Robinson's family, 12-year-old still missing

The search for 12-year-old East Middle School student Brooke Robinson, who disappeared after falling out of an inner tube while floating on Shoal Creek at Zans Campground Monday, will continue Thursday, according to Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings.

From KOAM's report:

"You've got swollen water, a lot of debris moving very rapidly," says Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings. "I'd guess that water is moving eight to 10 miles an hour. Very fast current. A lot of dangers involved."

Those dangers have already proved heartbreaking.

"I can't imagine what the family is going through. The family has all of our sympathy. Prayers go out to them. I just can't begin to imagine what they're going through," says Jennings.

A Go Fund Me campaign started seven hours ago has already raised $2,760 from 35 contributors to help the Robinson family with a goal of $10,000.

Money is also being raised through the sale of "Forever in Our Hearts Brooke Nicole Robinson t-shirts" with all proceeds going to the Robinson family.

Meals are also being provided for the family through a Meal Train, which can be found at this site.

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