Missing 4-year-old found safe.

October 19, 2016

mason county search and rescueMissing 4-year-old found.


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

VICTORY TOWNSHIP– After searching for about two hours, search and rescue personnel found a lost 4-year-old boy Wednesday night. He was uninjured. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office was initially called to the 1100 block of West Dewey Road, about half mile east of Amber Road, about 5 p.m. to search for the boy, who has autism. The boy had already been missing about 45 minutes at that point, Sheriff Kim Cole said.

The Mason County Search and Rescue Team, along with Scottville Fire Dept. and Hamlin Fire Dept. were called to assist. Soon, assistance was also called from Mason County Emergency Management, Custer Fire Dept., Fountain Area Fire Dept., and Grant Fire Dept., along with Michigan State Police, Life EMS, and U.S. Forest Service. The MSP helicopter was also called but not utilized.

The boy went missing about two weeks ago as well. On Wednesday he was found about 6:45 p.m.

“This is an example of our local agencies working together,” said Sheriff Kim Cole. “The boy was found near the Lincoln River safely. We are thankful for the many professionals who have trained to bring us such a positive outcome.”

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