4-Year-Old Boy found after Six-mile Journey on Tricycle in Northern Wisconsin

WOODRUFF, Wis. (WSAW) -- David Walz, Conservation Warden Supervisor with the DNR, confirmed to NewsChannel 7 Aug. 3, a DNR ranger found the 4-year-old boy.

Crews began a search in an area near the Buffalo Lake Campground in Oneida County at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 3. The boy was found around 10:30 p.m on a tricycle., six miles from where he went missing

He was found near Blue Island Road and Highway 70 of Arbor Vitae, Wis.

Woodruff Police Chief Lenny Drewsen said the boy was riding bikes with his cousins and a brother and somehow got separated.

About 25 different crews from various agencies helped with the search.

Crews were checking the ditch lines and were working on a number of options to find the boy, including a pool with Infrared lights.

When he went missing, it was light outside, which gave crews enough time to set up and organize ways to find him, Drewsen said.

The parents were cooperative, and they knew the boy's height and weight, which helped crews find him on a bike with training wheels and a helmet with a mo-hawk.

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