Missing child with autism found safe after disappearing from camp site

A missing child with autism found safe in Brookings.

Posted: Aug 16, 2019 10:42 AM

BROOKINGS, Ore. -- A missing child with autism found safe after disappearing from camp site at "At Rivers Edge RV". 

On the morning of Friday, August 16, just before 3:00a.m. the Curry County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Nicole Beaman who was camping in a teepee with her husband and children at “At Rivers Edge RV” on the South Bank of the Chetco River in Brookings. Beaman reported that her six year old autistic son had been missing for over an hour and that her husband was out looking for him. She said the child had slipped out of the tent after the family went to sleep. He was only wearing a tank top and shorts.

Three Curry County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area along with Night Security to begin searching the area of the park. The Brookings Police Department K-9 Hulk was able to track the child to a brushy area where an officer believed he heard a child crying.

Search and Rescue members entered into the brushy wooded area and around 5:44a.m., SAR members found the child.

The child was not hurt and has been reunited with his family. 

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