Missing Three-Year-Old in Town of Watson Located in
Good Health Following Three-and-a-Half-Hour Search
Published: May 11, 2022 at
04:00 p.m. Updated: 06:00 p.m.
By: Nick Altmire
Town of Watson,
A three-and-a-half-hour search for a three-year-old that wandered off from
a location on the Number Four Road this morning resulted in locating the
child in good health, just after 1:45 this afternoon.
The initial call
came into Lewis County 911 dispatch at 10:15 this morning, reporting that a
three-year-old was missing after wandering away from a location just up
from the Minnie Peck Road on the Number Four Road. The family’s two dogs
were gone as well, although one later returned a short time into the search.
Sheriff’s deputies responded and were assisted by the New York State
Police, New York State DEC Forest Rangers, Lewis County Office of Emergency
Management, Lewis County Search & Rescue, and other agencies in
conducting a search of the remote area. Fort Drum provided a helicopter to
assist in the search as well, according to Lewis County Sheriff Mike Carpinelli.
The child was reported
located by a Sheriff’s deputy and Forest Ranger team at 1:49 p.m., along
with the other dog. Both were in good health. An ambulance standing by at
the scene evaluated the child.
The child was
located about a mile away from where he wandered away from.
wandered a pretty good distance, through a wooded area,” Sheriff Carpinelli said.
This is a
developing story, and we’ll update if further information is provided.