SMALL CHILD REPORTED MISSING THIS MORNING WAS FOUND AS SEARCH EFFORTS GEARED UP
A 2 ½ year old child from the Culp area in Southern Baxter County was reported missing to the Sheriff’s Office this morning at approximately 10:45 AM, but was located less than an hour later as search efforts were gearing up.
A parent reported the child missing from 5709 Baxter CR 73 since about 10:00 AM today. Deputies immediately responded, and preparations were made to bring in the dog tracking team from the Arkansas Department of Corrections – North Central Unit at Calico Rock, as well as the launching of the Sheriff’s Office helicopter to participate in the search.
The child had been found shortly after initial search parties arrived in the area. A neighbor had spotted the child on the county roadway approximately ½ mile from the residence. The child was safe and uninjured.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff