Miracle: Two-Yr-Old Found Alive After Being Missing for 55 Hours

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May 15, 2019May 15, 2019

Prayers have been answered for a family in Kentucky, reported local news. After searching since Sunday, crews found a missing toddler.

The child, 22-month-old Kenneth Howard, was found Wednesday. The Magoffin County Rescue Squad said he is being treated for dehydration, but he is in "remarkably good condition."

They announced the happy news in a Facebook post.

"The Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office is happy to confirm the reports that Kenneth Howard has been FOUND," wrote the Sheriff's office.

"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. Authorities have notified Howard's parents that he is alive and well.

According to Magoffin County Rescue, a search team with an expert tracker heard the boy cry while searching. They were able to track him to the bottom of a 50-foot incline, and the 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. It's not clear how he got that far.

Kenneth's father had offered a $5,000 reward Tuesday for his safe return. Praise God that he was found!