Police rescue three-year-old child lost in woods in Selwyn Township

Child found in good condition after becoming separated from playmates in a wooded area behind a home on Thursday morning

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Police have found a three-year-old child who became lost in the woods on Thursday morning (November 12) in Selwyn Township.

The child had been playing with other children in a wooded area behind a residence on Highway 28 prior to becoming separated from the group

Peterborough County OPP were called at around 10 a.m. on Thursday and — along with members of the Central Region Emergency Response Team, Central Region Canine Unit, and the Curve Lake Detachment of the Anishinabek Police Service — conducted a search of the area.

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At around 10:35 a.m., the child was found in good condition and transported out of the woods.

Paramedics assessed the child, who did not require medical attention.

An OPP helicopter had been called in to assist in the search, but was cancelled before it arrived.