Magoffin County toddler found alive days after disappearance
UPDATE: The Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office is happy to confirm the reports that Kenneth Howard has been FOUND !!!
According to Captain Carter Conley of the Magoffin Co Rescue Squad, 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!! This is the best news ever !!!
A release from Kentucky State Police says the boy was found around a mile away from his home at an old strip mine, at the Magoffin-Floyd county line. Kenneth is being taken to a command center and then to a hospital in Huntington to be checked out. Authorities have notified Howard’s parents.
According to Magoffin County Rescue, a search team with an expert tracker heard the boy cry while searching, and were able to track him to the bottom of a 50-foot incline. Crews had to use a basket and a rope to get the child.
In all, Howard was found 1,755 feet away from his home over rough terrain.
Howard was previously seen Sunday at his home near the county line Sunday night. Crews had extended their search into Floyd County Tuesday.
Kenneth’s father offered a $5,000 reward Tuesday for his safe return.
SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) – Search crews say they have found the missing Magoffin County toddler days after he disappeared from his home.
Two sources confirm to WKYT crews found 22-month-old Kenneth Howard Wednesday.
Howard was previously seen Sunday at his home near the Magoffin-Floyd County line Sunday night.
Crews had extended their search into Floyd County Tuesday.
WKYT is still working to learn more about the boy’s condition and the exact location he was found. This story is developing.