Missing child found in Wilberforce

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A child reported missing Nov. 24 has been found in Wilberforce.

The Haliburton Highlands Detachment reported that a local resident found the child, who was reported missing from a Wilberforce school shortly after 12 p.m. Thursday.

Officers from Bancroft, the Haliburton Highlands, OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), OPP Central Region Canine and the OPP Emergency Response Teams (ERT) searched the area after the child went missing.

“A short time later, police received information from an alert community member, who reported seeing the child. Thanks to the community effort, the child was returned safely to family,” reads a Nov. 25 OPP media release.