Missing BC 4-year-old found safe after nearly 30 hours

Aug 19 2019, 1:22 pm

A four-year-old boy who went missing during an outing with family in a small central BC town has been found safe after nearly 30 hours.

The youngster was on a berry-picking excursion with his family on Saturday in the Lions Lake area near Mackenzie Sunday when he became separated from his loved ones shortly after 12:30 pm.

The disappearance set off a massive search effort that involved multiple BC search and rescue teams, RCMP, police dog teams, as well as hundreds of volunteers. A command centre was set up at Lions Lake Provincial Park.

Mackenzie Search and Rescue said teams from Prince George, Fort St John, Fort St James and Chetwynd also pitched in.

The search team said in a social media post that the child was found “safe” on Sunday night.

RCMP said the boy was reunited with family. No further information was provided.

Darcy MathesonDarcy Matheson

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