Toddler missing for over two hours found safe in Bradford

BRADFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - - The Maine game wardens said they found an 18-month-old toddler wandering after he went missing Monday.

According to police, the boy’s parents had been sleeping after having worked an overnight shift Sunday evening.

"It is believed the door may have been left open and the toddler was able to exit the home." At some point during the morning hours near daylight, the mother opened the house door to let out the family dog, said police. 

According to police, When the father woke up at 1:00 yesterday afternoon, he noticed his son was missing.

Officials said a search took place by family for a short period before they called police

Police said Game wardens, State Troopers with K9’s, and a Maine Forest Service helicopter responded shortly after 2:00 PM to Ithsmus Road, off Route 221 in Bradford.

After initial searches of nearby buildings and roadways, game wardens and troopers  said they located dog tracks behind the home.

Police said Game Warden Jim Fahey found  the missing toddler about 4 p.m. a mile behind the residence. The boy was found sleeping in a tire rut on a grassy road. He was awakened by Warden Fahey and the boy appeared to be in good health,

Maine State Police said they are thankful the toddler is safe return and this case remains under investigation. 


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