Divers Begin New Search For Missing Maine Toddler

Published January 11, 2012 7:00AM (EST)

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Officials say dive teams from the Maine Warden Service and the state police will begin searching bodies of water around Waterville for a toddler who's been missing since December.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the teams will continue searching Wednesday for 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds. The girl disappeared from her father's home on Dec. 17.

McCausland says the bodies of water that will be searched were selected by the warden service. Divers will begin searching in the morning and continue throughout the afternoon. McCausland says the locations of the dives will be made public on Wednesday.

In December, a stretch of the of Messalonskee Stream was drained nearly dry so wardens could get a better look, both from the ground and from an airplane overhead.

By Salon Staff

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