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RCMP say 5-year-old boy found in Picture Butte

RCMP, the Picture Butte Fire Department and Lethbridge Search and Rescue were out looking for a missing 5-year-old boy south of Picture Butte along the Old Man River on Saturday night. The search will resume Sunday morning. Jessica Robb/Global News

The 5-year-old boy missing south of Picture Butte near the Old Man River has been found safe. RCMP say due to his prolonged exposure outdoors, he was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Coaldale RCMP responded to a call at approximately 1:50 p.m. on Saturday of a missing five-year-old boy.

The little boy’s family was camping along the Old Man River, south of Picture Butte.

It is believed the boy wandered away to play by the river.

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The Coaldale RCMP, the Picture Butte Fire Department and Lethbridge Search and Rescue were out searching the area Sunday. RCMP Air Services, RCMP Police Dog Services and the Picture Butte Fire Department rescue also assisted.

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