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    Friday, September 30, 2022

    Missing Norwich boy, 4, found safe

    Norwich — A missing 4-year-old boy was found safe Tuesday night under a thick row of hedges near his home after a search by first responders and residents, police said.

    Police said in a news release that they received a 911 call about 6:29 p.m. Tuesday reporting the missing boy, who was last seen playing in the backyard of a home in the area of West Town Street and Wightman Avenue. Police said the backyard borders a forested area.

    Police officers search for the boy, with the help of the Yantic Fire Department and a Waterford Police Department K-9, according to the release. Nearby residents, who had received a mass notification with the child’s description and a request for help, helped search.

    A Norwich police officer found the child, who was not injured, under the hedges near his home at 7:29 p.m., according to the release.

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