TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Law enforcement agencies from across Northeast Kansas spent Monday (7/30) on high alert, searching for missing two-year-old twin boys.
It was a scary situation for the Osage County parents, but a happy ending, as the family was reunited.
It happened just before 9:00 a.m. Monday. The twins were playing in their backyard when before their mother knew it, they wandered away.
Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn says it happened in a rural, wooded area near Pomona Lake, in the Sail-A-Way housing development. The first two-year-old was found Monday morning, walking along a road leading into the development.
Dunn says law enforcement agencies used ATVs, horses, dogs, boats and helicopters to search for the other twin.
Finian Wozniak, who goes by Finnie, was found at 1:45 p.m. Monday, by a creek about a mile from his home. He'd been wandering for hours in the heat, but Dunn says he was found with only minor cuts and scrapes.
"I told him, I guess you took an adventure this morning," Dunn said. "It was a set of twins and one stopped and was found and the other one decided he was still on his adventure for the day. And I talked to him personally and got a little thank you from him so he was doing pretty good. I told him the next time he wanted to see the police and fire, we'd just come to his house and he wasn't going on any more walks."
Dunn credits the teamwork from several law enforcement agencies on the successful ending. She says the situation could have ended much worse.