Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, around 3:45 p.m. police responded to the report of a 2 and a half year old boy missing from his home on Pioneer Line.
Through investigation, police learned that the boy wandered into a nearby cornfield.
Members of Community Patrol, CIRT and K9 conducted a search of the cornfield along with family and friends of the missing boy.
The UAS (drone) was also deployed to assist.
Just before 5 p.m. the boy was located safe and healthy, in the cornfield by a neighbour.
“Most importantly, the boy was found safe and in good health, which is the outcome that we were all hoping for,” stated Inspector Mike Domony in a media release.
“The search for this missing boy, is a great example of how a community comes together. This incident required teamwork between our Emergency Communications Centre, officers on scene along with members of the family and public. It is at these times, that we are thankful for the excellent support and assistance we receive from the community.”