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US'Best news ever': Toddler missing since Sunday found alive

15:45  16 may  2019
15:45  16 may  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Kentucky toddler missing since Sunday found alive, officials say

Kentucky toddler missing since Sunday found alive, officials say A toddler who disappeared days ago in eastern Kentucky has been found, according to officials. Investigators said 22-month-old Kenneth Howard went missing Sunday night from his Magoffin County home. Officials said the family spent time looking for the boy before calling police. Crews scoured the area with search dogs and helicopters on Monday, and by night, the search was suspended, WKYT reports. Search and rescue leaders said they had exhausted all of their resources and have done everything they can until they get more information from investigators.

A toddler missing from a rural area in Kentucky since Sunday has been found alive , according to authorities. "This is the best news ever !!!" Kenneth Howard, who is nearly 2, was last seen outside his home in Salyersville, which is in a rural area with rough, mountainous terrain, on Sunday around 7

A toddler missing from a rural area in Kentucky since Sunday has been found alive , according to authorities. "Thanks to all who prayed, searched and helped in any way!!" a Facebook post from the sheriff's office read. "This is the best news ever !!!" Kenneth Howard, who is nearly 2, was last seen

'Best news ever': Toddler missing since Sunday found alive© Ritter Mortimer/Mortimer Media, Salyersville Independent Missing toddler Kenneth Howard was found on May 15, 2019, after he'd been missing for more than three days, authorities said.

A toddler missing from a rural area in Kentucky since Sunday has been found alive, authorities said.

Crews were out searching for Kenneth Howard, nearly 2 years old, and took a break to check in with each other on Wednesday when one firefighter said he thought he heard cries, Prestonsburg Fire Department Chief Michael Brown told "Good Morning America."

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A toddler missing from a rural area in Kentucky since Sunday has been found alive , according to authorities. "Thanks to all who prayed, searched "This is the best news ever !!!" Kenneth Howard, who is nearly 2, was last seen outside his home in Salyersville, which is in a rural area with rough

A toddler missing from a rural area in Kentucky since Sunday has been found alive , according to authorities. "This is the best news ever !!!" Kenneth Howard, who is nearly 2, was last seen outside his home in Salyersville, which is in a rural area with rough, mountainous terrain, on Sunday around 7

"We all got quiet and started calling the child’s name, and at different times, sporadically, he would give us a cry and we had to try to pinpoint his location," Brown said. "We got three or four cries from him, and two of the guys made their way back up the hill and he was sitting up at top of a little flat there."

Brown said he was "surprisingly" in good condition, adding, "A couple of us felt he was in better condition than we were after we made it up the hill."

The chief spoke with a doctor caring for Kenneth Wednesday evening, who told him, "He was in good spirits, looked good, he was eating some animal crackers, drinking some apple juice."

"Thanks to all who prayed, searched and helped in any way!!" a Facebook post from the sheriff's office read. "This is the best news ever !!!"

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A toddler missing from a rural area in Kentucky since Sunday has been found alive , according to authorities. "This is the best news ever !!!" Kenneth Howard, who is nearly 2, was last seen outside his home in Salyersville, which is in a rural area with rough, mountainous terrain, on Sunday around 7

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Kenneth was last seen outside his home in Salyersville, which is in a rural area with rough, mountainous terrain, on Sunday around 7:30 p.m., Capt. Carter Conley of the Magoffin County Rescue Squad told ABC News.

The child was with his father in the yard at the time, Conley said. After Kenneth's father turned his back to either go inside or around the side of the home, the toddler was gone, Conley said.

The sheriff's office announced Wednesday afternoon that Kenneth had been in "remarkably good condition" and is being treated for dehydration. It was not immediately clear from officials' statements to date where or how the boy was found.

Kenneth was located around 2 p.m. about 1,800 feet from the family's home near a road used for logging or strip mining after a member of the search crew heard his cries, Kentucky State Trooper William Petry told ABC News. He did not appear to be injured.

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Authorities are continuing to investigate how Kenneth became lost, but there is no evidence currently to suggest any criminal activity, Petry said.

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