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Missing boy’s dad won’t stop looking

August 29, 2007

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— A missing boy's father says he won't stop looking for his son, nearly two weeks after the 9-year-old disappeared in the Kansas River near Maple Hill.

The official search for Michael Zapletal was shut down Sunday. The boy's father, John Zapletal, said he understands the decision but he can't give up his own search for the boy.

And he wants as many volunteers as possible, as well as some experienced rescuers so his son can be found. Zapletal said he expects a dive team from Texas to arrive this week, after he was directed to them by another man whose son's body was recovered by the divers.

Zapletal said he also had received a call from a dive team from Missouri that wants to help.

The boy disappeared into the muddy river during an Aug. 15 family outing.

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