A Baldwin child is safe after being missing for more than five hours Monday night.
The child was determined to be missing when Baldwin police officers followed up on a juvenile complaint on Lakeview Court off Baldwin Heights Road.
While Baldwin officers were conducting a welfare check at the home of the juveniles, they discovered six juveniles had been left in the care of their 15-year-old sister, who was unable to locate her 6-year-old brother, said Baldwin Police Chief Charles Webb.
“It was determined that the 6-year-old male had not been seen for approximately three hours, because the siblings believed he had been with another one of the siblings,” Webb said.
Banks County Sheriff’s Office, Banks County Fire/EMS, Baldwin Fire Department, Alto Police Department, Habersham County Search and Rescue, Lee Arrendale State Prison K-9, Cornelia Police Department, Cornelia Fire Department and Georgia State Patrol Aviation responded to assist in the search.
“The search spread out over several acres around the residence for approximately two hours,” Webb said. “The child was found healthy and safe at approximately 11:50 p.m. in close proximity to the residence.”
Webb thanked all agencies for their assistance in getting the child back to his family.