Body cam captures moment police finding lost toddler in woods
Raw video: rescuers search for missing 2-year-old in a Georgia forest.
A two-year-old girl was missing in a coastal Georgia district on Wednesday, was discovered by rescuers in a dramatic moment captured on video.
The Port Wentworth Fire department said in a Facebook post, the girl, Kamiyah Vicks, was reported missing around 7:20 p.m., and a search perimeter was quickly established in the area just outside of Savannah.
Major Lee Sherod of the Port Wentworth Police told WTOC-TV, authorities found the mother of the girl in what seemed to be a crisis situation, and came of a child in the stroller down near a neighborhood pond. After the marine units searched the water, authorities turned their attention to the washing of a wooded environment of the child.
The Savannah Police Department said after two hours of searching a “thickly wooded area,” they finally came to the 2-year-old, just before 12:30 pm Body camera footage showed the officers that the girl in thick brush.
The girl was found in a wooded area five hours after she was reported missing.
(Savannah Police Department)
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“Needless to say, that our recruits were very relieved themselves,” police said in a Facebook post. “She was warm and had a few scratches, but is in order. We are grateful that our boys used the training they have received, so far, to bring about a happy ending.”
The officials told WTOC the mother of the child was admitted to the hospital and was interviewed by the researchers of the Port Wentworth Police Department.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed