US: Toddler wanders away from home, found sleeping on road by search party

  • AP, Bradford, Maine
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2016 20:38 IST
An 18-month-old baby was found sleeping along the side of the road in US’ Maine. The toddler had wandered out of the house when his parents were sleeping. (Representative/Shutterstock)

A missing 18-month-old boy was returned to his family after a game warden found the toddler sleeping along the side of a road in Maine.

Game warden Jim Fahey came upon the unidentified boy just after 4 pm on Monday as he was sleeping in a tire rut on a grassy road in Bradford about a half-mile from his home. He appeared to be in good health.

Police say the boy’s parents had been sleeping after working overnight shifts on Sunday when the toddler wandered away from the home. The boy’s father discovered he was missing after he woke up around 1 pm.

Game wardens, Maine State Police troopers with dogs and a Maine Forest Service helicopter assisted in the search for the boy.

The case remains under investigation.

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