Volunteers spent three hours searching for the child in the area surrounding the Brushy Creek State Recreation Area south of Duncombe. T.J. and Jennifer Vit reported that their son wandered away from their home. Fire department members from Dayton, Duncombe and Lehigh were joined by the Webster County sheriff’s deputies and Iowa Department of Natural Resources staff in the search.
The boy was found safe as he emerged from a bean field near his home at about 6 p.m.
(By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)