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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- 4-year-old Slayden Wyse has been without his cochlear implant since Sunday. He lost it while enjoying time at Jacksonville Beach.

Slayden's father says the family went to the 37th Avenue South area of the beach where the $10,000 implant was lost.

"We're still holding on to a little bit of hope that maybe it'll wash onshore," said Jason Wyse.

Since getting word of what happened, Mike Fish has been on the beach with a metal detector looking for the implant.

"I can't imagine not being able to hear. I'd want it back," Fish said.

Since Monday, Fish has spent more than 8 hours on the beach. He says he'll keep searching until it turns up.

"If it takes a month to find it, I'll be out looking for it," he said.

While Slayden's father says the support is overwhelming, Fish says more help is welcome.

Little boy loses cochlear implant at Jacksonville Beach. Community stepping up to help find and return it to him.

"We can get some square footage covered, walking on the beach," he said.

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