Missing Boy Found Safe in Western Pulaski County

The child's parents told sheriff's deputies he crawled out a dog door Wednesday night. He was found in a wooded area nearby several hours later.

PULASKI COUNTY, AR - A family is relieved after a five-year-old boy is found safe several hours after his parents reported him missing.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office was called to a home at 33800 Kanis Road shortly before 9:00 Wednesday night.

According to the incident report, Dyson Stewart's parents had been looking for him since shortly after 8:00. They told deputies they suspected he crawled out a dog door since all of the home's doors were still locked.

Emergency crews with search dogs started looking for the child in the heavily wooded area around the home. About six hours later they found Dyson on a ridge east of his house where a gravel road meets with Bear Creek Lane.

A rescue officer carried him to a deputy who put him in a patrol car and gave him water. The boy was reported to have minor injuries and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

According to the incident report, Dyson had been watching TV with his sister on the couch in the living room. His parents noticed their son was not there around 8:15 and searched inside and outside the home. When they couldn't find him, they called the Sheriff's Office for help.

Deputies searched the area with assistance from the West Pulaski Fire Department's K-9 unit.

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