By Marie Saavedra

CHICAGO (CBS)– First responders and community volunteers are continuing the search for 12-year-old Kyrin Carter, who has autism and was last seen Saturday at a Best Western Hotel in Hammond, Indiana.

“Right now it’s just, I want to find him,” said Leslie Carter, the missing boy’s father. “However it may be, I want to find him.”

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Kyrin’s father got in a canoe himself, to look for his son, 72 hours after he disappeared.

Carter was last seen around 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Hotel near 179th Street and Cline Avenue. A flyer released Sunday indicates Kyrin could be in danger and in need of medical attention.

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Tuesday’s search has continued around the Little Calumet River and nearby neighborhoods.

Kyrin Carter

He and his family are in town from Kansas City, Missouri to visit family. Authorities have utilized every resource including K9s, drones, helicopters, ATV’s, and ground and water crews.

If you spot him, do not approach him because he could become frightened. Maintain visual contact with him and call 911 immediately.

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He is a Black male with light skin, wearing blue shorts, a blue short-sleeve shirt, and no shoes.

Kyrin Carter

Kyrin Carter (Credit: Hammond Police)

Marie Saavedra