The 2-year-old girl had been missing for three hours
A deer hunter located a missing child in the woods after hearing her cries.
According to Fox 5, the 2-year-old girl had been missing for almost three hours from her home in Newberry County, South Carolina, on October 22, 2023, when the hunter found her.
“Other than being tired, thirsty, and frightened, the little girl was in good shape,” the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday afternoon on Facebook.
According to deputies, her mother last saw her around 3 p.m. when they laid down together for a nap. But the girl left her home as her mother slept. The deer hunter heard the child crying in the woods around 6 p.m. that evening and called 911.
Using mapping technology and a helicopter unit, officials located the hunter and the girl about a mile from where she was last seen.
The toddler was transported to be evaluated by EMS personnel.
The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office thanked local citizens, clergy members, and first responders for helping in the search efforts.
“It was truly a miraculous find,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.