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July 11, 2018

Missing toddler: Search continues for 2-year-old who disappeared on Friday

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A 2-year-old baby vanished close to a bridge spanning the Wapiti River in Alberta

On Friday the 6th of July, two-year-old Myles was last seen by his family around 5 p.m. near the Canfor Bridge, over the Wapiti River in the Municipal District of Greenview.

Const. Melanie McIntosh of the Grande Prairie RCMP is leading the desperate search for the toddler who went missing near a river in western Alberta, reported CTV News.com.

An RCMP technical rescue crew has been scouring the area by helicopter, all-terrain vehicle and boat every day from the early morning until nightfall, but so far no trace of the baby has been found.

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“People are remaining positive. They’re working really hard to find this little one.”

Const. Melanie McIntosh, CTV News.com, 8th of July 2018.

Police asked the public to stay out of the area as they search for the child. However, the public has shown their support by delivering food and water to search crews while others.

Read more about the search for baby Myles on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

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Local mother Arlene de Heus has been leaving stuffed animals outside her home to show support for the child’s family. “He's out there, worried, scared. Wherever he is, every boy and every child needs a teddy bear to keep him safe.” said de Heus.

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De Heus’s sweet gesture resonated with the local community, and many homes in and around Grande Prairie are now adorned with stuffed animals.

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The search for baby Myles continues, even though muddy conditions on the steep riverbank have made the search more difficult. 

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The current spate of bad weather has hindered the RCMP air support is aiding the search.

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No explanation has been given as to how a 2-year-old can vanish in those circumstances, but authorities stated that at this moment that is a secondary issue, and they are now focused on finding baby Myles.

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