UPDATE: Missing Magoffin County toddler found alive


MAGOFFIN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 22-month-old boy who disappeared Sunday evening from his home in Magoffin County has been found alive.

Rescue crews say Kenneth Howard was discovered on a cliff about 50 feet up. He was about 1,700 feet from his home.

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A helicopter was being brought to the area and took Howard to a trauma center in West Virginia, according to authorities.

Captain Carter Conley, of the Magoffin County Rescue Squad, says the child is being attended to by medics for dehydration, but is in “remarkably good condition.”

Kenneth Howard Rescue via Salyersville Independent

Chris Tucker with Kentucky Emergency Management said, “I’ve been on the other side of that camera, and watching it on TV, you can’t understand why people get choked up. You come out here and you look for a little boy that looks cute, like the one you see on them pictures, and you find him alive after three days in 50 degrees or less, and it’s raining. That’s a miracle.”

Crews have been searching the rugged terrain near the child’s home since he disappeared on Sunday.

Kentucky State Police continue to investigate how the toddler went missing.