‘By the Grace of God’ Missing Kentucky Toddler Found Safe

PRESTONSBURG (Paintsville Herald) The search for a toddler who has been missing since Mother’s Day ended with good news on Wednesday.

Rescuers found 22-month-old Kenneth Howard in “remarkably good condition” on a ridge around a mile from his home Wednesday afternoon. The Kentucky State Police reported that Howard was found on a Floyd County strip mine that borders Magoffin County at about 2 p.m.

Prestonsburg Fire Department Chief Michael Brown, Prestonsburg firefighters Michael Tussey, Josh Parsons, Kenny Crisp, David volunteer firefighter Greg Davis, Belfry volunteer firefighter Danny Whitt, Clay Corbitt of the East Kentucky Trackers led the team, and Joey Cox of the Morgan County Search and Rescue made up the group who located Howard.

It was the third search that the Prestonsburg Fire Department conducted for the child since he went missing on Sunday, and it was the first search for some of the team members who helped locate the boy.

Brown and others praised the rescue as a team effort, saying Howard was found “by the grace of God.”

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