According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, on today's date, July 9th, 2022, there was a Police and Fire presence at a residence on Creek Road in the Town of Annsville for a 911 call of a missing child that came in around 2:10 PM.

Deputies arrived on scene a short time later and began a search of the residence and immediate property. While Deputies were conducting the search, interviews, and awaiting further resources to assist with the search, the child was located and walked himself out of the wooded area directly behind the residence. The child was then evaluated on scene by EMS personnel and determined to not be injured and in good health.

It was determined that the child was outside playing in the yard with other juvenile family members when he wandered off. The child's Aunt who was caring for all the children on scene was originally outside with all the children had went into the residence for a brief time to get some items and upon returning back outside found that the child was missing and contacted 911.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by members of the NY State Police, NY State Forrest Rangers, Taberg Fire, Camden Fire, West Lyden Fire, AmCare Ambulance, and members from the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.

At this time all Fire and Police personnel have cleared the scene.