Search resumes on Long Beach for Caleigh Harrison
ROCKPORT, Mass. (WHDH) -- The search for Caleigh Harrison -- who has been missing for more than two weeks -- resumed on Friday.
A search team arrived at Long Beach Friday afternoon, the last place Caleigh Harrison was seen.
Crews waited for low tide to resume the search for Caleigh. They marked an area on the beach with a stake where a woman's golden retriever started running in circles where the 2-year-old girl was last seen.
The area of suspicion is the spot where Caleigh was playing with her 4-year-old sister when she disappeared.
"I looked down and Lizzy had her arms outstretched and said Caleigh's gone," said Allison Hammond, Caleigh’s mother.
Caleigh Harrison's mother spoke on national television Thursday night.
Thursday, the missing girls' grandfather saw a woman walking her dog on the beach, raising his and everyone else’s hopes and anxiety.
"He saw the dog freaking out and circling this one area," said David Harrison Jr., Caleigh’s uncle.
The area was the focus of Friday’s search -- just off the rocks where the family was playing when Caleigh's mother ran to retrieve a ball, turned away for two minutes, and never saw her daughter again.
The tide was going out on Friday and Saratoga Creek emptied with it, creating soft sand cliffs that almost act like quicksand.
"If you’re standing on the edge of that cliff it'll break off underneath. And if the tide and the current were banging against each other there, anything could happen," said Ward Talbot, a Rockport resident.
But even though police have not found any evidence of abduction, Caleigh's family is convinced she was.
"I think about it and I just think there are so many deserted houses here, and I think, ‘Did they check it all?’" said Carole Grayton.
Police said Friday's search came up negative for any new clues.