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Can you help find missing Boise 8-year-old Robert Manwill?

Robert Manwill
Robert Manwill Photo provided by Boise Police

Boise police and the family of Robert Manwill are asking anyone who can to join a massive search for the boy on Friday.

Police put off the search a day to give volunteers a chance to rest after several days of work and to have a chance to recruit officers from around the Valley to lead groups from 10 to 12 residents.

If as many people show up as police hope, the size and scope of the search will be unprecedented here, police say.

Here's how you can help:

• Three-hour shifts will start at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. at three staging areas: Garfield Elementary, South Junior High and the Hillcrest branch of the Boise library.

• You must be 18 or older, with a photo ID.

• Bring: sturdy shoes, from 1 to 2 quarts of water, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses, a snack, and a cell phone, if possible.

• No bikes, strollers or pets.

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