LANGLADE COUNTY, Wis. (WAOW) – A 3-year-old boy who went missing Saturday afternoon in Langlade County has been found safe.
The Langlade County Sheriff’s Office said medical personnel checked over Dyton Logalbo just before 11 a.m. Sunday. He was alert and was eating, drinking and warming up. He was taken to a hospital and was expected to be released sometime Sunday afternoon.
Dyton first went missing around 2 p.m. Saturday in a cornfield outside his Deerbrook home. The search for him started at 6 p.m. Saturday, when his parents called police.
More than 450 civilians and first responders were involved in the search effort that covered more than 400 acres of land near Antigo. Helicopters and police dogs were also involved in the search.
Before Dyton was found, search parties recovered two different shoes that were believed to belong to the boy.
“We’d like to thank the Deerbrook, Antigo and area community for their incredible help, support, love and prayers,” Dyton’s father Troy Logalbo said. “We are profoundly touched.”
It was an emotional reunion when Dyton saw his parents again. They told him he was home and that everything would be OK.
The volunteer who found Dyton, Antigo resident Tom Andraschko, said he stumbled upon him after more than two hours of searching. He couldn’t believe his eyes once he saw the toddler.
“Didn’t really register really how amazing it was,” Andraschko said. “Just glad that he was sitting up, and he looked safe, and he was fine. He was just scared. Very scared yet.”
When Andraschko picked Dyton up, the boy’s legs were cold, and he didn’t speak.
“I kept real quiet because I figured he was… he was… he was still shaking from being alone all night,” Andraschko said.
Those who were there said it was a group effort finding the boy. As a father of two, Andraschko said it was a no-brainer to get involved in the search.
“I asked my wife if she thought I should come this morning if they needed any help,” he said. “She said, ‘well if it were your kids, how many people would you want to come?’ So I came right away.”