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Metal detectors used in Eunice search

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

LAKE PARK, GA (WALB) –Searchers are now using special metal detectors to scan Ocean Pond as they continue looking for a missing a Valdosta teen.

They hope the equipment will alert them to a gun a cell phone, anything that will help them find 17-year old James Eunice.

He fell out of a boat while duck hunting Saturday in Lake Park.

Investigators believe if they track down James Eunice's gun, they'll likely find his body near by.

"I miss him and I want him to come back but if he doesn't he's up there with God and he's up there watching us," said friend friend Leslie Brandon.

Close friends say they're able to keep their spirits up and find peace because of the Eunice family's faith in God.

"Just listening to his family be so strong through it has helped a lot," said friend Shea Fisher.

Eunice, a senior at Valdosta High School was accepted to UGA and headed there along with Brandon.

"We're best friends we go to church together and we talk to each other about everything," said Brandon.

"He's always like the life of the party at dances he was always so much fun and got everyone going and kept everyone super happy," said Fisher.

Flyers with pictures and a special message James Eunice wrote on Facebook were handed out to workers at Ocean Pond, reminding them the kind of guy they're searching for. This is one of the quotes from the note:

"Take time to love someone. Today, tomorrow, for the rest of your life. Because when that unexpected day comes that they pass on, you'll be left wondering what you could've done better. "

"When you get by yourself you think about how you miss him," said Fisher. "You feel like he's here when we're together out here."

The search has included dive teams, helicopters, canines and boats. Workers have come from all over Georgia.

It's been a 24/7 operation since he vanished at Ocean Pond. As the word continues to get out about James Eunice, more crews are turning up to help and hopefully with all these resources, James Eunice will come home soon.

His Valdosta high hat was recovered along the shoreline.

Crews will continue to search through the night.

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