Ontario Provincial authorities in Canada are searching for a 3-year-old boy who disappeared from his family home over the weekend.
The Ottowa Citizen reports that Jude Leyton wandered from his family’s home off of Canoe Lake Road in Fermoy, near Eastern Ontario, on Sunday at around 11 a.m. Authorities said it doesn’t appear at this point that foul play was involved in the boy’s disappearance.
Authorities said the boy’s family was staying at The Bing Retreat, a 200-acre fishing resort. Global News reports that an intense search has been underway, which included drones, helicopters, and tracking dogs.
“Terrain is definitely a challenge and the cooler temperatures is making it challenging for the search and rescue teams and also for the little one,” Const. Curtis Dick with the Frontenac OPP said.
— OPP East Region (@OPP_ER) March 28, 2021
Jude is described as a white male who stands 3-feet-5 inches tall and weighs around 45 pounds. He has long brown hair that was worn in a ponytail when he vanished. He was last seen wearing blue rubber boots and a black and grey jacket.
The search for missing 3-year old Jude Leyton continues as countless OSARVA volunteers continue to search the extremely dense brush area.#ygk #Frontenac #OPP #missing #search #FrontenacOPP pic.twitter.com/G7gAdvvGyl
— Dominic Christian Owens (@DomChrisOwens) March 29, 2021
At this time, authorities are urging local volunteers to stay away from the area as the search continues.
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[Feature Photo: Jude Leyton/Police Handout]