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Search day 4: No sign of little boy lost in Little River

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Dalton Lycklama, 6 (Courtesy: Lycklama family) Dalton Lycklama, 6 (Courtesy: Lycklama family)
Devin, Steve and Dalton Lycklama  (Courtesy: Lycklama family) Devin, Steve and Dalton Lycklama (Courtesy: Lycklama family)
MCCURTAIN COUNTY, OK (KSLA) -

Oklahoma dive teams continued their search Wednesday for 6-year-old Dalton Lycklama, lost along with his father and older brother in a boating accident on the Little River in McCurtain County, Oklahoma Sunday.

Dalton was fishing with his father Steve and 8-year-old brother Devin when their boat capsized. Rescue workers have recovered Steve and Devin's bodies.

KSLA News 12 spoke with the superintendent of the school that the boys attended. Holly Creek School Superintendent Harvey Brumley says the Lycklama boys were good students, and the news of the accident has left the students and faculty in disbelief. "It has been very difficult from the students to the faculty because the two Lycklama boys were really good kids. They were well liked by all the students, the faculty and people here in the community and it has been very tough."

Brumley says about 200 students attend Holly Creek and extra counselors are on hand to help them cope with the loss.

It's all an all-too-familiar scenario for Lydia McClure, lost her son in the same river more than three decades ago.  McClure was back at the scene on the Little River Wednesday where her son Benny drowned 31 years ago. "It's kind of hard coming out here. It has brought back a lot of memories," says McClure.

That area is where rescue workers are now searching for Dalton Lycklama. "I think they need to put up a sign I thought they had afterwards but I guess they didn't," says McClure.

The dive team will enter its fifth day of search efforts Thursday morning.


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