Search Continues for Missing Teen in Imperial

by Roma Vivas
NewsWest 9

IMPERIAL- It's been two full days of a tough search and rescue. Crews are looking day and night trying to find any sign of a Fort Stockton teen who went missing.

Pecos County Deputies, EMS crews, DPS troopers and members of the Texas Parks and Wildfire are still at the reservoir searching for the teen. One small plane and one helicopter were scouting different parts of the area earlier today. They were fighting high winds and hot temperatures. 

The Pecos County Sheriff says to help in the search they are hoping man's best friend will add a little extra to the recovery.

"We have made some phone calls where maybe we are finding a cadaver dog that will ride in the boat, and it will smell and maybe pick up something. As of right now, we will probably stay right here hopefully until the moment we recover the body," Pecos County Sheriff Cliff Harris, said.

Crews and many volunteers have been searching the reservoir since Riggs went missing.  Officials think the teen was not wearing a life vest when he fell off.

Vicindy Riggs, mother of Frazier Riggs, told NewsWest 9 she wants to thank everyone who has volunteered for the rescue. 

Vicindy is also greatful for the different prayer vigils being held in name of Frazier.