Missing 3-year-old boy found safe

Posted at 8:46 AM, Oct 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-02 12:07:25-04

UPDATE: The Langlade County Sheriff's Office reports the missing child has been found safe. There is no word yet on his condition but he is being taken to a hospital.


Search crews are out for a second day looking for a 3-year-old boy who went missing Saturday afternoon in  Langlade County.

The sheriff's department says anyone who wants to volunteer to help search for the boy should report to River Grove School on County Highway H.

According to our NBC affiliate in Rhinelander, WJFW-TV, the boy was digging for potatoes with family members when he disappeared. He was wearing a green, long-sleeved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt.

Dogs, helicopters, heat detecting drones, and people on foot have been helping with the search. Hundreds of officers and volunteers have spent hours looking in the area of Highway H and Highway I just north of Antigo. Langlade County Sheriff's Department Sergeant Kevin Ison told WJFW that the search started at 6:00pm on Saturday and by about 4:00am on Sunday, teams had covered approximately 400 acres of woods.

Stay with NBC26 for the latest on this developing story.