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Tot Lost at Arizona Campground

July 26, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Crews in northern Arizona are searching for a 2-year-old boy who has been missing from a campground near Rimrock, Ariz., since early Sunday.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said Syler Newton was last seen around midnight inside a tent while sleeping with family members, KNXV-TV, reported. The family was reportedly camping at the Beaver Creek Campground southeast of Highway 179 off Interstate 17.

According to D’Evelyn, around 1:45 a.m. the family discovered Syler was missing from his sleeping bag. Family members reportedly searched the area before calling 911 for assistance.

YCSO deputies, as well as search and rescue personnel, were called in to help search for the missing boy.

D’Evelyn said more than 50 personnel have been called to the scene as part of the coordinated search effort. A DPS helicopter completed a flyover Sunday morning and is expected to return and search further in the afternoon.

He was wearing only a diaper when last seen at the campground.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office immediately via 911 or (928) 771-3260.

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