STARK COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Highway Patrol was called in to assist local law enforcement in locating a missing 3-year-old Saturday afternoon.
Troopers say the child was playing in his yard on Brinker St. SW in Pike Township when the family dog began to run into a wooded area. The boy followed the dog into the woods, and didn't return.
Several road units and a Highway Patrol aircraft responded to the scene. After about an hour of searching, the pilot located the boy in a field about a mile from his home. Ground units responded and rescued him.
The child then taken home and reunited with his family.