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Boy, 4, reported missing in Springville located safely two-kilometres from home: N.S. RCMP

(Photo courtesy: RCMP) (Photo courtesy: RCMP)

A four-year-old boy who was reported missing in Springville, N.S., Saturday has been found safe after an extensive search that continued through Sunday morning.


According to police, officers spoke with neighbours and checked nearby properties in their initial search for the boy. RCMP subsequently brought in two police dog service teams who began scouring nearby wooded areas.

Officers were also assisted by ground search and rescue teams, as well as a helicopter and volunteer fire department crews. Overall, the search efforts included more than 100 individuals.

At daylight on Sunday, more search and rescue teams were brought in to assist with the search. At 9 a.m., the young boy was found in a field alongside a wooded area about two kilometres from his home.

Paramedics assessed the boy and treated him for signs of exposure.


Police in Pictou County had asked for residents to help find the boy in the East River Side Road area, after he went missing around 5 p.m. Saturday.

An alert was sent in Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough and Colchester counties around 9:00 p.m. Saturday in hopes it would help with the search.

Police thank everyone for their efforts in locating the boy. Top Stories

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