A team effort from the OPP brought a safe end to a report of a missing 9-year-old boy on Sunday at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park.
Police were told the child got separated from his parents while snowshoeing.
The Central Region Emergency Response Team and Canine Unit scoured the grounds while a police chopper was brought in to keep an eye from above.
#OPPCanine Kato helped find 9-year-old who was separated while snow shoeing with family in Wasaga on Sunday. He was missing for 3 hrs when Kato and Emergency Response Team members located him safe off the trails. Officers on foot, snowmobile and helicopter aided the search ^gp pic.twitter.com/uum1IPDCh1— OPP Central (@OPP_CR) January 22, 2020
Around 8:30 p.m., the boy was located next a river bank, following a nearly three hour search.
He was checked out by County of Simcoe paramedics, found to be okay and returned to his family.
Police remind all who venture into the great outdoors to be prepared for the unexpected. Take a map of the area and also ensure someone knows where you are going and when you should be returning. Take an emergency pack with you in case the unexpected occurs, if you get lost and need to spend the night. Remember to stay in one place if lost, it is much harder to locate someone who is moving compared to one who is stationary.