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Drone used in search for missing 4-year-old in Ottawa County

Drone used in search for missing 4-year-old in Ottawa County

The first responders who were looking for the missing 4-year-old in Ottawa County, Michigan included the Zeeland Township Fire Department Drone Team. The child was found safely after a three-hour search.

Drone used in search for missing 4-year-old in Ottawa County

In Wright Township on Saturday, a 4-year-old from Conklin went missing. The child was safely found after a three-hour-long search that included various first responder units, including the Zeeland Township Fire Department Drone Team.

According to the Holland Sentinel, on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 8:11 p.m., the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 4-year-old child that was missing in a cornfield in the 18000 block of 40th Avenue in Wright Township of Ottawa County. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and began coordinating a search for the child.

The search efforts were hampered as the search area itself consisted of several hundred acres of fields with standing corn. Ultimately, after almost 3 hours a K9 team from the Holland Department located the missing child.

The four-year-old was treated at a location for exposure concerns but soon released to family members without any injuries. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office extends its gratitude to all of the agencies and civilians that responded to help in the search effort.

Sheriffs Deputies were assisted at the scene by the following agencies and resources: Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, Holland Department of Public Safety K9 Unit, Michigan State Police K9 Unit, Michigan State Police Aviation Unit, Chester Township Fire Department, Wright / Tallmadge Township Fire Department, Zeeland Township Fire Department Drone Team, Ottawa County Search and Rescue Team, Kent County Search and Rescue Team. Additionally, Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by a large number of friends, family, and neighbors.

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