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Police find 21-month-old boy after 11-hour search

Logain Chumbley
Logain Chumbley Photo provided

A daylong search for a 21-month-old boy ended about 8:15 p.m. Monday after a search volunteer found him leaning against a fence post in Casey County.

Logain Chumbley, might have walked from his home about 9 a.m. Monday, state trooper Robert Purdy said in a news release. The boy went missing near Upper Brush Creek Road, southwest of Hustonville, Purdy said.

A volunteer found Logain on Monday evening on an old logging road, Purdy said in an impromptu news conference streamed live by WKYT on Facebook. The boy was found with just a few scratches. He had been outside for almost 12 hours and was found about two miles from where he went missing, Purdy said.

“The excitement of hearing that on the radio, and the excitement of everyone who came out, it was really incredible,” Purdy said on Facebook to an audience of about 600 people at one time.

Chumbley was taken to a nearby hospital, Purdy added.

Fernando Alfonso III: 859-231-1324, @fernalfonso

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