The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office identified the child as Ryker Webb, who is in good spirits after being found on Sunday.
According to police, Webb was last seen playing with his family’s dog outside his home on Friday afternoon before disappearing.
Dozens of people helped with the search around the Bull Lake area south of Troy. Searchers used ATVs, drones, dog teams and a boat to search for Webb during the search, authorities said.
On Saturday, helicopters from the Montana Air National Guard joined the effort to find Webb. Drones from Flathead County and Spokane police were able to respond, in addition to more dog teams and ongoing ground and ATV searches, police said.
The sheriff’s office said, “It was extremely difficult to get the additional air assets into the Bull Lake Valley due to the very poor weather conditions which consisted of rain, low visibility and low ceilings.”
A code red alert was sent to all nearby neighbors asking them to search their properties and structures.
The next day, deputies responded to Pine Ridge Road near South Fork Bull River Road in Sanders County and found Webb. Authorities said he appeared in good health, although hungry, thirsty and cold.
Bull Lake Volunteer Ambulance transported Webb to a local hospital to be checked out, but he is expected to be fine, doctors say.
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