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Wed May 15, 2019, 11:14 PM

Toddler found alive at bottom of cliff three days after disappearing

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-toddler-rescued-three-days-after-disappearing-20190515-7soeb7ni3refxoupxgqj4hwqrm-story.html

A 22-month-old child who was missing for three days was rescued Wednesday after being found alive at the bottom of a 50-foot cliff in eastern Kentucky, according to local authorities and media reports.

Kenneth Howard apparently walked out the back door of his Magoffin County home on Sunday night and disappeared into the woods, prompting a massive search operation and leaving his heartbroken family in anguish for days.

Magoffin County Sheriff Department
8 hours ago
The Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office is happy to confirm the reports that Kenneth Howard has been FOUND !!!
According to Captain Carter Conley of the Magoffin Co Rescue Squad, he is alive, he is being attended by medics for dehydration, but is in remarkably good condition. Thanks to all who prayed, searched and helped in any way!! This is the best news ever !!!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:16 PM

1. Thank goodness...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:25 PM

2. Great story

little ones can be very resilient. I can remember back in the 80s there was a major earthquake in Mexico City that severely damaged a hospital. A week after the quake workers were combing through the rubble and came upon a several month-old baby who was essentially uninjured, just dehydrated...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:37 PM

3. He's just a wanderer...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:40 PM

4. More info from a local source (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Magoffin County toddler found alive nearly three days after he went missing
By Mike Stunson and Morgan Eads
May 15, 2019 02:27 PM

Read more: https://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article230433799.html

That kid flat did some moving on (snip):
Kenneth was found a little before 2 p.m. Wednesday and was alert, according to Magoffin County Emergency Management director Robert Prater. Kentucky State Police spokesperson William Petry said he was found around a mile away from his home near the Magoffin-Floyd county line.

Rescuers with the Prestonsburg Fire Department were doing a grid search in the area when they heard Kenneth call out.

“As we were coming down, we were fortunate that he had heard us and screamed out,” Prestonsburg Fire Chief Michael Brown said. “One of our guys heard him scream and at that point we all got quiet and a couple of guys started calling his name. Sporadically he was calling out, we found the location of the sound and went back and he was just sitting there.”

He's one very lucky child. Survived three chilly nights and critters didn't get him......

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 12:09 AM

5. My Dad would tell you the child had been kept by fairies. He will be special.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 12:15 AM

6. Great news! That's a story everyone in the family will be telling his entire life ...

Pretty crazy, really. What incredible luck.

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Thu May 16, 2019, 01:33 AM

7. OMG, what great news for a change.

Poor little fella, all alone for three days. What joy the parents must feel.

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