Saint John Baptist Church in Leslie near Americus was burglarized last week and the search is on for missing band equipment.
After the Leslie Police Department received a tip about the stolen merchandise, the Lee County Fire Department and Leslie Police are searching the Muckalee Creek for the missing items.
A member of the church says he saw a drum floating in the Muckalee Creek over the weekend.
After searching for hours, crews had not found any items by 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Swimmers plan to bring out canoes to search farther into the creek.
Church members say the thieves' attempt to stop the music did not work. The choir sang this past Sunday.
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