LITTLE RIVER, SC (WMBF) - The search for 4-year-old Jayden Morrison carried three days.
First responders, dive teams, K9 units, helicopters, and more than 100 volunteers joined the quest to find the missing child.
The pursuit to search for Jayden on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day felt "necessary," some volunteers said.
Following the discovery of Jayden's body, officials took to social media to extend condolences and remind the community "none of us are promised tomorrow."
The Horry County Sheriff's Office posted the following message to its Facebook page:
As the sun has set on a very difficult day here, Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson and the men and women of the Horry County Sheriff's Office grieve for the family of 4 year old Jayden Morrison. Things in life change so very quickly and none of us are promised tomorrow. Having that in mind, hug and kiss your children a little extra tonight. Tell them how special they, tell them you are proud of them, just love them more than you ever have. Put whatever you may have going on in your life aside, count your blessings and remember how fortunate you are. Tonight, not only do we think about Jayden's family, but all of those families who have had a child called home far to soon. The Horry County Sheriff's Office cares about each and every one of you and is honored to serve you. God Bless you all.