Two members of a Mennonite family in Polk County remained missing Saturday as an intense search wound down.
Ten days of searching in teams sometimes numbering more than 100 people have failed to locate Nick Alley, 36, or his 7-year-old daughter, Helana Alley.
On Jan. 16, a canoe carrying Alley and five of his children tipped over on Conasauga Creek. Three children escaped the floodwaters, but Alley, Helana and 6-year-old Lazarus Alley did not. Rescuers discovered Lazarus' body Thursday, and the community held a funeral Friday.
Teams from Polk County, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and several other agencies have cleared branches and paddled in kayaks looking for the bodies, but they are scaling back the search.
"We've pretty much extended our resources to the point where we know we can't keep doing this every day," said Stephen Lofty, chief of West Polk Fire and Rescue.
On Saturday, rescuers found an article of children's clothing, but that was all.
A team of about five people may continue the search this week, Lofty said, walking the creek banks once in the morning and once at night. Some people may search the area with dogs, while others in wetsuits may dive.
"If we do anything more extensive," Lofty said, "it's gonna be next Saturday. "