Missing child found in good health

HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a missing child complaint at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. A nine year-old boy with Downs Syndrome had walked away from his father while walking through the woods behind a family member’s residence on the Lower Worham Rd. The boy was not familiar with the area.

The following agencies were either requested or offered assistance in the search:

Michigan State Police troopers and their K9 unit, Keweenaw County Sheriff’s K9 unit, MTU Public Safety, DNR, Superior Search and Rescue, and several Houghton County Deputies. The child came out of the woods just east of the family residence toward the road. He was in good spirits and uninjured. The child was in the woods for approximately an hour.


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