Young Toddler Found Safe After Disappearing During Camping Trip

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According to reports, a 3-year-old girl from South Carolina was reported missing for nearly an entire day. She was found safe and reunited her parents with her mother, local reports state. 

Ruby Heider, a member of a family that was on a camping trip to Poinsett State Park, went missing around 7 p.m. Friday. According to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

A collection of agencies — including the FBI, the Air Force, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and Police Deptartment, DNR, and SLED — joined volunteers and campers in their overnight search for the young girl, according to Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis.

“We brought in our imaging systems, our aviation unit, our drones. We got the State Law Enforcement Division assistance with our aviation as well,” Dennis told WIS news.

“Every camper in this campground came out,”Tracey Hagen, a camper told the outlet.

“We came out with flashlights, we started calling her name. We checked in with every camper at the site knocking on doors, asking if they had seen her.”

Young Heider was discovered wandering along the treeline, less than a mile from the place she had gone missing, at 11:01 a.m. the next morning. According to the department’s second declaration And WLTX local outlet.

Dennis told the outlet that Ruby’s parents “were extremely happy”It was a relief to hear that their daughter had been found safe.

According to the outlet Dennis claims Ruby wandered off while searching for the bathroom.

Sheriff Dennis thanked the community for coming to help look, including those who offered their prayers, according to the department’s newer statement.

“He is thankful to acknowledge that those prayers were answered this morning,” the statement read.

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