Missing boy found alive and well

CLARENDON - On Oct. 6, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Vermont State Police were notified of a missing 11-year-old boy and his springer spaniel dog from his residence on Teer Road in Clarendon.

Three troopers and a state police dog were dispatched to the scene.

After interviewing the parents of the child, two troopers and the dog began a search of the woods near the residence. An additional K-9 team was called from Brandon Police Department and responded to the scene, as well as three deputies from the Rutland County Sheriff's Department.

As the K-9 teams searched the woods, the other police drove around the nearby roads in an effort to locate the child. As the search continued four other police K-9 teams that were training in the area also came to assist in the search.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., a resident of Ira contacted the state police and advised he observed the boy in a field near his house. The child was subsequently picked up from that area by one of the deputies patrolling the roads.

The boy had possession of a backpack, a B.B. gun, and a knife. He was later interviewed by troopers and was found to be in good condition.

The boy told troopers that he was prepared to stay in the woods overnight and had the weapons with him for protection. The boy and dog did not require medical attention and were turned over to the parents.

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