Dickey County toddler found in cornfield

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An 18-month-old boy who was reported lost in a cornfield was found unharmed Thursday afternoon by a search party that had been looking for about four hours.

The boy was reported missing around 11:30 a.m. Dickey County Emergency Management Director Charles Russell said the boy was found around 3:20 p.m. The toddler was wearing only a diaper.

“He’s fine. He’s just got some sunburn,” Russell said.

A search party of 75 or so people included a Brown County sheriff’s deputy and Emergency Management Director Scott Meints. Also assisting in the search were workers from the Dickey County highway and emergency management departments, Ellendale public works employees, Ellendale Fire and Ambulance and local residents, Russell said.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol Search and Rescue canine unit, two planes and two drones also aided in the search. One of the drones was from Brown County.

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