July 8, 2018 11:20 am
Updated: July 9, 2018 9:57 am

Lost toddler found safe in cornfield near his home in Montérégie region

WATCH ABOVE: The Sûreté du Québec, RCMP, volunteers and firefighters from nearby communities, including two U.S. departments, located a missing two-year-old in the border town of Dundee Sunday morning.

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Note: This story has been edited to clarify the state in which the boy was found.

A two-year-old boy was found safe in a cornfield near his family home in the community of Dundee, located near the U.S. border.

The boy went missing from his family home around 8 p.m. Saturday night.

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The Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the Royal RCMP, volunteers and firefighters from nearby communities, including two U.S. departments, participated in the search.

“The boy was found around 8:45 a.m. in a cornfield about 250 metres from his home,” said Sgt. Claude Denis, spokesperson for the SQ.

“The boy was found safe and sound, he was treated by paramedics after sustaining a lot of mosquito bites.”

An SQ helicopter, drones, all terrain vehicles and a canine unit were brought in to assist with search efforts.

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