Missing 5-year old Wisconsin boy, Scotty Meyer found safe.
About 1,000 people and lines of cars gathered outside the home of a missing 5-year-old boy near Prescott. Volunteers spent hours searching yesterday, and officials now say Scotty Meyer has been found safe.
Other than some mosquito bites and lack of water, officials say Scotty was doing fine. He was reportedly found near Phillips plastic by the bluffs area by volunteer Jason Moser and his dog, a golden retriever named Autumn. The area is about a half mile from his home.
Scotty has autism and disappeared from his family home in Oak Grove, Wis., Tuesday before noon.
Officials organized the search operation at a command post near the Meyer’s home. They sent volunteers home overnight, but about 20 people – including law enforcement, airplanes, and firefighters – still working tirelessly Wednesday to find Scotty.
Scotty is the youngest of three boys with autism. He can hear and sometimes makes sounds, but he doesn’t speak. He was last believed to be out in the front yard of his home at N4842 1165th Street.
Scotty’s mom thinks he snuck out when an air conditioning repairman was coming and going at the home before noon. The search started soon after.
People drove in to help – some on ATVs, others on foot or even horseback. The area has a difficult terrain with cornfields and steep river bluffs not far off. Some searchers were even taken away by ambulance for heat exhaustion.
In thanksgiving to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady, Queen of the Angels, for prayers granted.