Jeremy Sweet, the father, was taken to a hospital for hypothermia after being extracted from the White River on Friday morning, according to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office in an update.
His daughter, 2-year-old Emma Sweet, was last seen Wednesday and was reported missing along with her father the following day, officials said.
“All of the agencies have been working together for the common goal of which is to find Emma and bring her home to her family,” Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers said in a statement on Facebook Saturday.
“When the vehicle was recovered, it was confirmed that Emma was not in the vehicle or underneath the vehicle in the water. However, what is believed to be Emma’s coat was recovered downstream,” the statement continued.
Several law enforcement and rescue agencies are currently carrying out a ground and river search of the area.
The sheriff’s office confirmed to local media that Jeremy Sweet was “out on bond for unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon as well as possession of methamphetamine.” His condition was not provided.
When Sweet and his vehicle were found by duck hunters, “it is unknown if she was in the vehicle” at the time, the sheriff’s office further said.
The missing toddler has brown hair and brown eyes, and she was last seen wearing all black with a cream-colored jacket with butterflies.
Those with information should call 911, the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office at (812) 379-1650, or the agency’s tip line at (812) 379-1712.
Further details about the incident were not provided.