SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 22-month-old boy has been found safe, almost three days after disappearing from his rural Kentucky home.
State police said in a tweet the boy was found just before 2 p.m. Wednesday in Floyd County in the area of a stripe mine. He was taken by emergency medical services to be examined.
The Magoffin County Sheriff's Office, who assisted in the search, said the boy is in "remarkably good condition."
"Thanks to all who prayed, searched and helped in any way!!" the department wrote of Facebook. "This is the best news ever!!!"
According to local reports, Magoffin County Emergency Management Director Robert Prater had said the original search area was a half-mile radius from the home but widened to about 1 mile and included an old, overgrown mining operation.
Crews used dogs, ATVs, helicopters and drones with thermal cameras to search the rugged terrain.
Kentucky State Police spokesman William Petry said earlier there was no evidence of foul play. The boy's father offered a $5,000 reward for the child's safe return.