A search for a missing Anderson woman extended into its fourth day Wednesday with boat searches and drones, but no results. 

Louise Denise Kuykendall, 64, was in a house at 400 Jon Road during Sunday's flooding event, according to a press release from the Anderson Police Department. That house was swept away by the flooding Beaver Branch — four other family members, including her son, son's fiancee and 1- and 2-year-old grandchildren, were able to escape the house before it was swept downstream.

Anderson Police Chief Seth Daniels said that search crews are continuing the search. Boat crews and drones were used for search efforts on Wednesday.

"We've had two boats in the water this morning, running from Noel to Anderson," Daniels said. "It was a slow, one-way trip, but the problem is that the flooding pushed the (waterway) over so many fields, that the guys could only see what was in the water."

Drones were used today to search some of those fields and wooded areas neighboring the branch, Daniels said. Search efforts also extended along the Elk River from Noel and along Indian Creek in Anderson. Further plans call for the return of search and rescue dogs.  

Pieces of the house, including a front door, have been located, but not an entire structure, said Capt. Chris Allison, of the McDonald County Sheriff's Department.

The search was shifted from a rescue to a recovery on Tuesday. Officials with the McDonald County Sheriff's Department, Lanagan Police Department and fire departments from Anderson, Pineville and Noel have assisted with the search, Daniels said. 

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Joe Hadsall is the digital editor for The Joplin Globe. He has been the editor of the former Nixa News-Enterprise and has worked for the Christian County Headliner News and 417 Magazine.

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