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Pierce County (WQOW) - Hundreds of people are helping in the search for a missing child in Pierce County.
Five-year-old Scotty Meyer wandered away from home around noon on Tuesday. Law enforcement says his mother was helping a repairman fix the air conditioner while the kids were playing outside. That's when Scotty disappeared. The family lives on 1165th Street in the Town of Oak Grove, southeast of Prescott. Law enforcement says the boy has never wandered away before, but there's no reason to believe he was abducted.
Scotty is autistic. He does not speak, but he can hear. That has made a difficult search even more complicated. More than 300 volunteers have shown up to help. They have been going out in groups of 15 or so. The search is covering a radius of five miles. The Mississippi River is about a mile from the family's home and law enforcement has one boat set up along the river. A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter has been used in the search efforts along with a plane from the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Pierce County (Press Release from the Pierce County Sheriff's Office) - On Tuesday July 3, 2012 at approximately 11:56 a.m. the Pierce County Sheriff's Office was notified of a missing 5-year-old boy at the address of N4842 1165th Street in the Town of Oak Grove. The name of the child is Scott Meyer. He is a non-verbal autistic boy that also goes by "Scotty." He is 3-feet tall with blond hair, last seen wearing green shorts and no shirt with a buzz cut.
If you see the child or have any information regarding the whereabouts of the child please call the Pierce County Sheriff's Office at 715-273-5051.
At this time if the public wishes to help they can report to the address of N4842 1165th Street.
The search is ongoing at this time agencies assisting are Ellsworth Fire, Ellsworth Ambulance, Prescott Fire, Prescott Ambulance, Red Wing Fire, River Falls Fire, Hudson Fire, Roberts Fire, Wisconsin State Patrol, Goodhue County Water Patrol and Mounted Posse, Minnesota State Patrol, Wisconsin DNR and Minnesota Search and Rescue.
Pierce County (WQOW) - Authorities are searching for a missing Prescott boy.
That search started earlier today. Both the Minnesota State Patrol and the Wisconsin State Patrol say they're assisting with the search efforts from the air.
The boy is five years old. WQOW News 18 is waiting for law enforcement to release more details about him and the search. We'll post those as they become available.
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