A 2-year old Clinton boy was reported missing for a brief time early Tuesday and was quickly found and returned home safely.
That incident, unfortunately, is not all the uncommon for local authorities. Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers says it was an intense situation and they had mutual aid authorities called in for help.
According to the Chief, oftentimes his patrol officers will encounter kids who have wandered away from their homes and sometimes find it difficult to find their parents or guardians. He says young kids become curious and accidents can happen.
The Chief thanks all those first responders that came to the aid of their department and also those that were at the ready if needed.