- May 3, 2012
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I don't think he was wearing a coat. It has been described as a camo jacket. Both parents have been seen wearing hoodies and I think that is probably more the style of the jacket he had on. I am thinking a light weight zip style jacket without a hood but definitely not a coat. That to me would have been appropriate for the weather and temperatures.
In this newslink there are pictures in the video of him wearing a lightweight camo jacket that may very well be the one he was wearing at the time he was last seen. I also think the boots he was wearing were probably cowboy boots.
I think I recall reading that somewhere.
I think that kind of footwear is heavier for a toddler than say, sneakers. I could see that he could have lost his balance with the weight and they aren't that flexible if he were bending over to get a better look at the creek or even trying to scale some of the creek bed to get closer. I know when I wear boots I am not as agile on my feet as I am in my sneakers.
My theory is that he was lured by the water in the brief time eyes were taken off of him and tumbled in. With his small size and camo clothing, he could be well hidden under rocks and debris. I hope his family gets answers soon. The wait has to be agonizing.
If he did tumble in then I think the water was moving fast enough to carry the boy downstream.
All they have to do to test that is throw a small log in the water and I bet it would be carried downstream. The boy would not just sink and stop in that moving water. I think he could be carried downstream until he got snagged on something.
Which could be a long ways downstream unfortunately.