RAPID CITY S.D. (KOTA TV) - Ten dog teams, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and two separate air crafts; more than 80 personnel all trying to find answers on the whereabouts of Serenity Dennard.
The child went missing on February 3rd after running away from the Black Hills Children's Home in Rockerville.
With the weather warming up, rescuers searched over some of the same areas they had in the past. Hoping with snow melted, more clues would be found.
The group met Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and will continue searching until 6 p.m. All with the hopes to locate the young girl.
"It's hard knowing as a searcher that I've got a missing nine year old in my backyard out here. We want closure for that family, we want closure for Serenity and we want closure for the community," says Gail Schmidt, the fire chief at Rockerville Volunteer Fire Department.
Rescuers plan to be on the look for Serenity bright and early Sunday morning. They tell us they do not plan on giving up hope.