Missing child safe and sound after trip down Peace River

Photo:  The young boy is pictured with his family, rescuers and the truck he floated down the river in – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca

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A youngster is lucky to be alive after going missing on the Peace River Sunday morning. 

Shortly before nine,  Fort St. John RCMP responded to a report of a missing child at Peace Island Park.  Police were told that a three year old boy was last seen in the area at around 7:30.  Police Dog Services and the Provincial Emergency Program were called in to assist police in the search. 

Shortly before 10, a river boat located the boy about ten to twelve kilometres east of the park on the Peace River.   The child was found atop of his battery powered toy truck in approximately three metres of water.  The youngster was taken to Fort St. John hospital and treated for mild exposure.  

RCMP want to remind  parents about the dangers posed by moving water and to be vigilant around children playing in or near the water.         


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