Missing three-year-old boy lost in forests in Canada for three days is found ‘alive and well’ half a mile from his home
- Jude Leyton was found ‘alive and well’ on Wednesday afternoon at around 3:20 PM
- He has been missing around noon on Sunday, Ontario officers said
- Rescue teams found the little boy sleeping near a ‘beaver pond’ more than half a mile from where he was last seen on the grounds of The Bing Retreat
- The Bing Retreat is owned by his family and is believed to have gone astray
A three-year-old boy who was lost in the woods in Canada for three days is “alive and well” about half a mile from an estate owned by his family.
According to Worldwide newsJude Leyton was found safe in South Frontenac, Ontario, around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
He has been missing around noon on Sunday, Ontario provincial police officers said.
Rescue teams found the little boy asleep near a “beaver pond,” more than half a mile from where he was last seen.
Three-year-old Jude Leyton (carried by rescue crews in the photo) who was lost in the woods in Canada has been found “alive and well” after being missing for three days.
“Four of our ERT members, part of the search and rescue (team), were engaged in a different task to monitor another area. While they were doing that task, they found Jude. It was a great end to some very, very difficult days, ”Const Curtis Dick told Global News.
Dick explained that Jude is believed to have strayed from The Bing Retreat, a property owned by his family.
Authorities said the pond where Judas was found is attached to the property.
Rescue teams found the little boy (pictured) asleep near a ‘beaver pond’ more than half a mile from where he was last seen
So it was across that water. Quite a distance, then, ”said Dick.
Paramedics checked Jude for any injuries, but he is said to be in good working order.
As an added precaution, Jude was taken to Kingston General Hospital on Wednesday evening for further examination.
Frontenac Paramedics tweeted a video of them arriving at the hospital with the youngster reunited with his concerned parents.
Dick told Global News the boy was “dressed for the weather,” which likely contributed to his 72-hour survival.
He was wearing a winter coat with a thick wool sweater and boots.
Dick said it is unclear how the child managed to evade their search efforts, including 100 officers and volunteers on the ground, in addition to helicopters and dog units.
Authorities said they will eventually interview Jude to try to understand what exactly happened.
Dick said the OPP would interview Jude in the hospital to try to understand what happened.