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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Missing Two-Year Old in Happy Jack Area Located Safe

Coconino Sheriff and search teams find missing 2 year old and reunite with family

Flagstaff, AZ –  After several hours of searching, emergency responders located a two-year old boy who had wandered away from a family campsite in the Happy Jack, AZ area.

On September 21, 2018 around 9:45 am, a two-year old boy was reported as missing from his family’s campsite in the Happy Jack, AZ area.  The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office managed the search efforts and was assisted by several Northern Arizona agencies including, Coconino Sheriff Search and Rescue, US Forest Service, Arizona Game and Fish, Arizona Department of Public Safety. A Search and Rescue Dog Team and an AZ Department of Public Safety helicopter were deployed as part of the search efforts. 

Search and Rescue personnel located the boy approximately ½ mile from the place he was last seen. He was walking and appeared to be responding to the calling out of his name by the searchers.  
We are happy to report the boy and his family have been reunited.  We express gratitude to the other agencies and personnel who assisted in the search.

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Please see our Facebook page CoconinoSheriff for some photos and video of the reunification.

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