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Kentucky toddler found alive days after going missing

Posted at 3:32 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 15:34:58-04

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (WTVF/AP) — A 22-month-old boy has been found alive days after going missing in a rural portion of eastern Kentucky.

The Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday that Kenneth Howard, who disappeared Sunday evening, had been found alive. Additional details were still unknown.

"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," the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook .

Kentucky State Police were also able to confirm by phone that although they "[hadn't] laid eyes on him yet... they’re bringing him out of the mountain right now.”

Magoffin County Search and Rescue Chief Carter Conley says crews used dogs, ATVs, helicopters and drones with thermal cameras to search the rugged terrain.

The boy's father, Elden Howard, offered a $5,000 reward for the child's safe return.