Ga. 2-year-old found alive after being lost in woods for 12 hours

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. -- Officials confirm with 11Alive that a missing Coweta Co. toddler has been found alive in the woods by search crews.

Sheriff's officials and volunteers were searching for the missing boy, who had wandered away from his family's home Friday evening. An independent search party found him just after 9 a.m., just about 1400 feet northwest from where he was reported missing.

Officials wouldn't elaborate on his condition, but reported that he was alive and alert and would be taken to the hospital to get checked out by doctors.

Deputies with the Coweta County Sheriff's Office gathered at 7 a.m. to look for Logan Cline, who was reported missing around 6:30 p.m. Friday night. According to officials, the whole family was asleep when the 2-year-old went missing. 

Authorities began searching Friday night with a helicopter and were back out on the scene the following morning to comb through about 500 acres of the mobile home park where the family lives.

Deputies set up a command center at a property just before the Deytons mobile home park at a property at 1380 Collinsworth Road Saturday morning and opened the search to volunteers who wanted to assist. According to 11Alive's Erin Calandra on the scene, at least 150 people showed up to help.

Several businesses even arrived to provide food and assistance while the search was ongoing. One man even traveled more than 60 miles all the way from Canton to help, though he arrived soon after the boy was found.

Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeagar called it was a wonderful show of support.

"It's unbelieveable, but people are just fantastic to come out and show concern," he told Calandra during a live interview. 

The family had hoped to find the toddler safe, and it appears that those hopes came true shortly after 9 a.m. They were concerned for his well-being because the boy hardly had any clothes and no shoes on and would have been exposed to the rain and chill from overnight. 

Coweta County Sheriff's officials worked with several other agencies to help find the boy. At this time, investigators say they do not suspect foul play.  


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