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Rescue crews find toddler lost in woods

BEAVER TOWNSHIP - It's a parent's worst nightmare, a 20-month-old little boy ends up lost in the woods.

A desperate search as a pilot, paramedic and nurse with STAT MedEvac take to the air in Beaver Township near Route 46 and Garfield. Working in conjunction with several K-9 Units and police on the ground. All hoping to spot a glimpse of a little boy, just under two years old separated from family and friends during a hike in the woods.

"They said they were on a family walk back in the woods and I think they have a little camping area back there," recalls Beaver Township Police Chief Carl Frost. "They turned to attend to one of the other children with them and when they looked back the two year old had wandered away."

After more than an hour of searching the helicopter crew spots Isaac Unkefer and reunites him with his parents.

"Very appreciative and thank God that just the people that were still coming to help," says thankful father Aaron Unkefer. "Just can't ask for anything better than that."

The workers from Stat MedEvac who rescued the child said it was an extremely close call that could have had a very different outcome.

"What called our attention to the area, and this is something that really raised concern for us, is that we actually saw a coyote working it's way across the North side of the field," says paramedic Joe Paoletta. "So we decided to set down grab the child and get out."

 

 

 

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