Missing Ellsworth Toddler Located Safe and Sound
The Warden Service reports a missing toddler has been located safe and sound. The 2-year-old wandered away from her home Friday morning.
Maine Warden Corporal John MacDonald said in a press release that the girl left her home in Ellsworth sometime before noon. She was wearing only socks, jeans, and a shirt when she managed to open the door to the outside. The cold and damp weather made officials concerned for her health as well as her safety.
Within 30 minutes of arrival, Ellsworth Police Sergeant Shawn Willey and his K9 partner, Chase, as well as Marine Patrol Officer Rustin Ames found the girl , soaked and cold but in good condition. She had traveled around a quarter mile from home and was taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital to be treated for hypothermia.
Several units from the Maine Warden Service, Ellsworth Police, , Ellsworth Fire, Maine Marine Patrol, and the Hancock County Sheriff's Office joined in the search.