LAURINBURG, N.C. — Authorities are draining a pond near the area where a 4-year-old disappeared several days ago from his North Carolina home.

An FBI spokeswoman said in an email that authorities would begin draining the pond Saturday. Spokeswoman Shelley Lynch also says about 150 people will search about 30 sites near the Scotland County home of Raul Gonzalez Johnson, who hasn’t been seen since Wednesday.

Raul was last seen wearing a tiger-striped T-shirt and rocket ship pajama pants. He’s Native American and Hispanic.

Scotland County authorities have said Raul left his home while his grandfather was babysitting him. The home is about 2,000 feet from the South Carolina line.

Sheriff Ralph Kersey has said Raul went to the home of a neighbor, who told him to go home.

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