Four year old boy missing in northern B.C. wilderness found unharmed

MACKENZIE, B.C. — The frantic search for a four-year-old boy who went missing in northern British Columbia came to a happy conclusion Sunday when the child was found safe and sound.

The boy reportedly became separated from his mother while they were picking berries Saturday afternoon in MacKenzie, B.C.

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Within half an hour some 200 people — volunteers, search and rescue, Conservation officers, local firefighters, and BC Wildfire service personnel — had joined the search effort.

Late Sunday afternoon the child, named George, was spotted by an RCMP helicopter, and soon after was rescued by a police dog unit.

The boy's stepmother is reported to have said he was hungry and dehydrated, but otherwise unharmed, and that he'd been taken to a hospital to be checked out.

(CKNW/Global)

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