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Finally, a glorious outcome!

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Joshua Childers: The 3-year-old was reported missing on Monday after he wandered away from his home near Arcadia, Mo. The frantic search for Joshua ended Wednesday when he was found alive in the rugged terrain of the Mark Twain National Forest.
The boy was lying on the ground of a hollow near a creek bottom Wednesday afternoon when a volunteer searcher spied his bare bottom.
“Hey, bud!” called out Donnie Halpin, a 57-year-old construction worker from nearby Fredericktown, who wasn’t sure whether the grimy figure was even alive. But Joshua sat right up and grinned at his rescuer.
“You ready to go home?” Halpin asked.
“Yeah,” said Joshua.
The boy was wet and only wearing a T-shirt and one tennis shoe. Halpin called 911, then wrapped the child in his shirt, scooped him up and carried him about a half-mile to a house. “He hung on to me pretty tight,” said Halpin, who didn’t have any water for the child but gave him some candy. “Outside of a few scratches, he was in really good shape.”

Joshua had slipped out of his family’s mobile home near Arcadia in rural southeast Missouri around 11:30 a.m. Monday, while his father slept and his mother talked on the phone. Terry Schulte, the boy’s grandmother, told KSDK-TV that Joshua told her he was on his way to visit her. She lives about five miles from his home, and he was found covered in ticks about a half-mile away. Somewhere along the way he lost his pull-up diaper and one of his sneakers, which searchers found near a pond Monday.
Halpin discovered Joshua around 4 p.m. Wednesday while walking along an all-terrain vehicle trail about three miles from the boy’s home, after first spotting some stray dogs sniffing at something. “I’m going to put him up for the Grizzy Adams Award, send him bear-hunting with a stick,” his overjoyed father, Adam Childers, told reporters, marveling at his son’s survival skills. “It’s undescribable how grateful we are,” Childers said. “I mean, you doubt if God’s actually with you for awhile, and then something like this happens, and you know he’s there.”

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