Police Search for 2nd Child Missing from a Campground
For the second time in a week, a child has vanished from a campground in the West.
The latest incident was reported today by KGW-TV, Portland, Ore., Searchers were scouring the forest, brush, creek, ocean and beach in and around an Oregon Coast campground near Florence after the 5-year-old boy vanished Wednesday night (Aug. 4).
Isaak Glenn, from Veneta, Ore., was playing with other children near his campsite in the Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park when he vanished around 5 p.m.
Friends and family searched for the boy for about a half hour and then called police after they failed to find any sign of him. Today, about 30 officers are searching the area, along with a K-9 team.
Washburne Memorial State Park is located on the east side of Highway 101, just north of Florence and Highway 126. A short trail leads to the beach and a creek also runs through the park.
Isaak is 3 feet six inches tall, weighs around 42 pounds, and he has red hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a blue T-shirt, gray shorts and flip-flops.
Police said his parents were notified and drove from their home in Veneta to the state park to help. He had been camping with family friends.
Isaak’s aunt also created a Facebook page to help spread the word about the missing boy.
Meanwhile, police in Arizona continued to search for a 2-year-old who vanished from a campground near Prescott, Ariz., last week. He is presumed dead.