(01/21/2017)
UPDATE 9:11 PM 1/18/2017 - Calhoun searchers located a missing 6-year-old boy who went missing in the Bear Fork Wilderness Wednesday evening, saying the boy did not appear to the injured.

He had wandered away from his home a few hours earlier.

He was discovered in the Crummies Creek/Bear Fork backwoods about five miles from his house, and was brought out of the area on a UTV after being discovered by the Arnoldsburg VFD.

"We almost drove by him, apparently asleep in some leaves," said Arnoldsburg fireman Joe Tanner, saying he got lost when wandering off an ATV trail.

"He seemed in good shape, a little cold with the temperature about 40 degrees," said Tanner.

He was reunited with his parents by State Police trooper Jeff Hunt, returning him to his residence.

SIX YEAR OLD BEAR RUN BOY MISSING NEAR BEAR FORK WILDERNESS - Fire Departments, Chopper, Search Dog

7 PM - Calhoun authorities were notified by Calhoun 911 shortly before 7 p.m. that a six year old boy was missing from a residence in a remote area called Hawke Hollow off Bear Run Road near the Bear Fork Wilderness.

The location is just off Nicut Rd. and a few miles from Orma, Rt. 16.

The family said the boy left the house to take a walk, according to 911, reporting the child was last scene about three hours before the call was made.

Family members said he left the house accompanied by a black German Sheppard-Mix dog, traveling up an ATV trail.

Calhoun Sheriff Jeff Starcher and two deputies have responded to the initial call, followed by State Police troopers.

Calhoun 911/OES Director Kathy Wood also responded to the scene.

Officers said a chopper and tracking dog are being dispatched to the scene.

All Calhoun fire departments have been dispatched with UTVs.


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