SC Deputies Find Lost Toddler After More Than A Day

By: AP
By: AP

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina toddler has been
reunited with his family after being lost for more than a day in woods near his home and spending a rainy night outdoors as temperatures dropped into the low 40s.

The 21-month-old boy, Jason Burton, was examined by doctors at
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and described as being in good condition for his night alone in the elements.

About 200 people searched for the boy from the time he disappeared from his home early Friday afternoon.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said a deputy and a
state natural resources officer kayaking on the Tyger River about
two miles upstream from the boy's home spotted Jason sleeping on a log beneath an embankment.

He was flown by helicopter to a command post where officers and his parents were waiting.

The boy's family told deputies that Jason must have walked out
the front door while his mother was in the bathroom.

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  • by A mother Location: alabama on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:10 PM
    I feel that if someone wants to judge, maybe they should have children themselves. Yes, I agree locks do wonders but at that age a child knows how to UNLOCK a door. Mistakes happen... What NEEDS to be known is an Angel was truly watching over him and he was found safe and unharmed. I am sure that mother did not give up searching for her child! At least she was being a mother. Of course this doesn't go into much detail but the child was unharmed PRAISE this instead of bashing someone.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:55 PM
    They have these things called LOCKS and you can put them on your doors so little kids can't get out when you have to go to the bathroom. I suggest you get some of those.They are sold at hard ware stores.
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