Missing toddler reunited with parents in Stanchfield

A toddler who was reported missing by his parents just after 11 a.m. Friday was located safe and sound more than two hours later in Nessel Township.

According to a release from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office:

Local authorities responded to the 1700 block of 500th Street in Stanchfield, where the 2-year-old already had been missing for about 20-30 minutes. Responding were the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office, Rush City Fire, Braham Fire, Minnesota DNR and a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter.

A search was launched, with authorities checking about 1 square mile around the child’s residence. The child was located at 1:38 p.m. inside a barn, northeast of his home, with his dog by his side. He was checked by emergency medical services and reunited with his parents.

“We want to thank all people involved with the search,” said Sgt. Jason Foster of the sheriff’s office.

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