A search for a missing teenager in rural Floyd County Monday had a happy ending. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a missing 13-year-old boy around eight last night.
The boy had gone outside to do chores. Family members tried to find the child, but due to the crops in the fields and the ensuing darkness, they call authorities for help. Floyd County Search and Rescue along with the fire departments from Colwell, Floyd and Charles City were called out to the rural residence and conducted a ground search.
The Iowa State Patrol’s airplane equipped with heat sensing equipment was called in to help, along with authorities from Chickasaw and Mitchell counties. A pre-recorded message was sent to all residents in a three-mile radius using the reverse E-9-1-1 system. About two hours later the child was located at a relative’s home a couple of miles north of his home.