Rescuers have announced that a 3-year-old boy who went missing in Texas four days ago has been found alive and safe.

Tim Miller, founder and director of Texas EquuSearch, a search and rescue organization dedicated to finding missing people, said Christopher Ramirez was found by a landowner off FM 1486 near Highway 249, outside of Magnolia in Montgomery County at 11:45 a.m. local time. The child was dehydrated, but otherwise unhurt when found, ABC 11 reported.

Ramirez was reunited with his mother before being transferred to Texas Children’s Hospital in The Woodlands for evaluation.

Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell had said there was no evidence of foul play, and family members were not suspected of any involvement.

Christopher was reportedly playing with a neighbor’s dog in Plantersville on Wednesday, Oct. 6, while his mother unloaded groceries from her car, according to authorities. The child then went into the woods after the dog. However, the dog returned, but the toddler had vanished.

Hundreds of searchers explored the woods in the days after his disappearance as investigators looked for leads.

Araceli Nunez, the boy’s mother, had asked the public for help in finding her son.

“I am asking you all to please help and find my son. I don’t know anything about him, and a lot of time has passed. I don’t know what to do. Please everyone help me,” she implored reporters in Spanish at a press conference on Thursday.

“I’m desperate and my heart has a hole in it. Please bring back my son, please help me,” she said.













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