INDEPENDENCE - Members of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Wildlife and Fisheries and the local fire department are actively searching for a 9-year-old girl who disappeared while playing on the Tangipahoa River Sunday afternoon.

The search is centered on the Serenity Sands area, according to Dennis Crocker, the Tangipahoa Parish Fire Administrator.

Crocker said the child was playing on the water when she went missing.

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Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene and will update the story when more information becomes available.