100 volunteers joined Forest Rangers, police officers, and a number of other agencies to search for a 2-year-old boy and his dog after they went missing from their Mongomery County backyard.

A call came into Montgomery County 911 on June 24 at around 12 PM when the child went missing. He was playing with his twin brother and a puppy in the yard when his mother noticed he was gone.

More than 100 volunteers, Forest Rangers and DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) responded to the scene to assist the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Numerous agencies assisted in the search, including New York State Police, New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, and Schoharie County Search and Rescue Team, as well as several area fire departments.

Four hours after the boy went missing, one of the volunteer search crews, led by an Environmental Conservation Officer, located the missing boy and the dog. He was in a thickly wooded area several hundred yards behind the family's home.

Just before 4:00 PM the boy was carried out of the woods and reunited with his family.

Credit - NYS DEC
Credit - NYS DEC

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