Child safe after disappearing into cornfield

Staff report

BUCYRUS — A search for a local 18-month-old boy had a happy ending Tuesday when the boy was located safe and sound by rescue workers.

According to Sheriff Scott Kent, his office received a call at 1:23 p.m. regarding the missing toddler, Joseph Somogye, who lives at 1938 Olentangy Road., Bucyrus. The child apparently ran into a corn field near the residence and was unable to be located. Deputies responded to the scene and with help from several agencies searched for the child.

Those assisting the sheriff’s department included: Whetstone Township Volunteer Fire Department; Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department; Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department; Ohio State Highway Patrol; Ohio State Highway Patrol Aviation Unit; Galion Police Department; Bucyrus Police Department; Life Support Ambulance; Red Cross; Crawford County Emergency Management and Galion Line Departments. Several volunteers from GE in Bucyrus and from the community also assisted.

The child was missing for about 2.5 hours and was found in the cornfield at 4:03 p.m. He was checked out by Life Support staff at the scene and reunited with his family.

Staff report