Prescott boy found safe by searcher and dogAround 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, that five-year-old Scott Meyer was found near a bluff about a half mile from his home after going missing a day earlier.
By: Staff, Pierce County Herald
PRESCOTT - Around 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, that five-year-old Scott Meyer was found near a bluff about a half mile from his home after going missing a day earlier.
The child was found by Jason Moser of Ellsworth, who was out with his family dog, Autumn. The two were by themselves.
"We (he and wife Melissa) have a little 4 1/2-year-old and we couldn't imagine losing him," Moser said.
Meyer was found in a bluff behind Phillips Plastics which was described as wooded, steep hills and ravines. Phillips Plastics overlooks the Mississippi River.
"He was dirty, tired and the first thing he grabbed was my water bottle," Moser said. "He was whimpering and crying when I found him, and I think I cried more than he did."
Moser was part of the search crew last night and arrived between 5-5:30 a.m. Meyer was found around 8 a.m.
Meyer was reunited with his parents and transferred by ambulance to Gillette Children's Hospital for evaluation. He was reportedly in good condition with some mosquito bites. No condition was given.
Investigator Doug Ducklow from the Pierce County Sheriff's Department expressed appreciation to all of the family, volunteers, fire, ambulance, police agencies and individuals that assisted in the recovery effort.