A missing Kentucky boy, namely Kenneth Howard, 2, was found alive three days after he disappeared on Sunday, May 12, Kentucky State Police has confirmed.
According to a statement the department released, that 22-month-old child was found at approx. 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, in the area of a strip mine in Floyd County. The area is on the border of Magoffin County.
The area is roughly 1,700 feet from his home, according to WYMT in eastern Kentucky.
Officials said during a press conference that crews found the boy when they heard crying. He was reportedly on a 50-foot incline, clinging to a cliffside.
The officials used rope and a basket to rescue the boy. The child was conscious and alert through the ordeal.
As per the report, Kenneth was taken to a medical facility where he was being treated for dehydration. However, he was nonetheless "in remarkably good condition."
Elden Howard, the father of the boy, told WYMT that he didn't believe that his son was found. Elden said, "Tickled me to death. Best thing that ever happened to me in my life."
Rescuers were equally amazed that the 2-year-old boy managed to cover such difficult terrain.
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