Saskatoon police plane finds missing 3-year-old in forest

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The Saskatoon police Air Support Unit rescued a naked three-year-old - who was cold but unharmed - in a forest Tuesday night.

The child had been missing for more than an hour in the bush near Rosthern when the RCMP called for help.

Saskatoon police say their plane found the child within 30 minutes and 1.5 km from home.

An RCMP spokesperson said the child was from Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation.

“The boy had wandered away from his home. His family had immediately engaged community members to help search for the boy. Rosthern RCMP officers, Saskatchewan RCMP Police Dog Services and Saskatoon Police Service’s Air Support Unit quickly responded,” the spokesperson said.

“At approximately 10:40 p.m., the Saskatoon Police Service plane located the child. The pilot helped to guide officers, who found the child hiding in some brush. He was cold but otherwise unharmed.”