Mother of Jevon Lemke arrives to search for son

Carrie Holton and Peyton Helberg (FOX10 News)

Sunday marks one week since Jevon Lemke, 17, disappeared in the waters of Fort Morgan. Volunteers, as well as Lemke’s family and friends, continued the search on Dauphin Island over the weekend.

FOX10 News spoke with Lemke’s mother, Carrie Holton, who flew in Saturday from Wisconsin.

Holton said, “I, unfortunately, know these circumstances, I do not want to lose faith, but I know he is probably not alive.”

It has been an emotional week for Holton after Lemke was pulled under by a rip current last Sunday and hasn’t been seen since.

Holton said, “I just need to find him, whatever way we can, whatever state we can, I just need to find Jevon.”

Over the weekend people were on ATV’s, boats, kayaks searching for the 17-year-old. Among the many volunteers was Lemke’s best friend, Peyton Helberg, who rode down with his family to join in on the search.

Helberg said, “I felt like this is the best place for me to be, I needed to help and this is where I thought I could help, so I had to be here because I knew he would do the same for me.”

Volunteer Nicki McClure offered her home to Holton. McClure has helped with the search and said she will help Holton look for Lemke as long as she needs to.

“We are going to keep looking until all resources are exhausted and they tell us we can’t do it anymore,” said McClure.

According to Holton Lemke’s father will hold a memorial service in Fort Morgan tomorrow. Holton said she will continue searching for her son.

Holton said she thanks all the people and volunteers who have helped look for Lemke.A gofundme account has been set up in Jevon Lemke's name to help support the Lemke family's needs as they continue the search for Jevon.

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