Missouri 4-year-old missing after wandering into woods - KMOV.com

Missouri 4-year-old missing after wandering into woods

STOUTLAND, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities are searching for a 4-year-old boy who wandered into a wooded area behind his family's rural Missouri home while playing hide-and-seek with several other children.

Camden County Sheriff Dwight Franklin says Bryce McCraken "hid real well" and that nobody has seen him since around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

More than 100 people, including dog rescue teams, are helping to comb the woods and fields near the small town of Stoutland. The crowd of people helping with the search has grown throughout the day.

Franklin says the woods are filled with heavy underbrush and span several acres. A Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter is flying overhead.

Bryce weighs about 35 pounds and has blond hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing camouflage bib overalls, a grey T-shirt and white Nike shoes.

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