NEWTON COUNTY – A four-year-old boy is home safe today after getting lost in a cornfield earlier this morning.
According to Newton County Sheriff’s Police, the boy was returned home after an extensive search in Iroquois Township.
“This morning Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an area in Iroquois Township for a report of a 4 year old lost in a corn field. First responding Deputies Fellmy and Holloway did an excellent job in organizing search efforts. Thankfully, there was a quick and happy resolution, the boy was found safe.” Sheriff Tom VanVleet said in a statement earlier today.”
The Sheriff’s Department along with off-duty Deputies came in to assist in the search along with Newton County Emergency Mgt, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Goodland Police, Indiana State Police, Drug Task Force, Brook Police, Newton County 9-1-1, Indiana DNR Conservation Police and volunteers from Brook Fire, Morocco Fire, Goodland Fire and Kentland Fire.
Helicopters were also called to assist at the scene but were turned away after the boy was located.