Toddler who went lacking on Mom’s Day discovered secure in woods


A 22-month-old boy vanished from his rural Kentucky house on Mom’s Day and was discovered Wednesday close to an outdated mine — secure, however slightly bit dehydrated, officers stated.

Kenneth Howard was taking part in within the yard exterior his house in Salyersville Sunday at round 7:30 p.m. when he disappeared, in line with native reviews.

His father stated he rotated for a second and when he regarded again, Kenneth was gone.

Authorities looked for the toddler for a grueling three days. Then, on Wednesday afternoon, search crews heard crying coming from the underside of a rocky 50-foot steep incline, about one mile from the child’s house close to an outdated strip mine.

There, they discovered Kenneth in “remarkably good situation,” the Magoffin Sheriff’s Workplace stated, including that the toddler is being handled for dehydration.

“That youngster is a real Kentucky mountain boy,” an unnamed official advised WYMT.

Crews had to make use of a basket and a rope to get the kid down, and he was taken to a neighborhood hospital by way of helicopter, in line with WKYT.

It’s unclear how Kenneth strayed so removed from house and survived within the woods. The case remains to be below investigation.