A missing 3-year-old Texas boy was found in the woods miles away from his parents’ house, three days after he disappeared.
Christopher Ramirez had last been seen by his family on Wednesday when he chased a neighbor’s dog into the woods around 2pm while his parents unpacked their food cart.
The dog returned, but Christopher never did, prompting a major search by local agencies, Texas EquuSearch, and the FBI’s Houston office as well as volunteers.
Christopher was found around 11 a.m. Saturday “slightly dehydrated as well as hungry and generally in a good mood and healthy,” Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said in a statement on social media Saturday night.
It was not yet clear how the toddler survived on his own.
He was recovering at Texas Children’s Hospital in Woodlands “with his mother by his side.”
The man who found him, who has chosen to remain anonymous, told the sheriff that God had told him at the Bible study the day before that he would find the boy if he searched.
“The kind and humble citizen who found Christopher was truly a special and guardian angel who was in the right place at the right time. He is a humble and kind man who did not want his name mentioned, ”Sowell said.
“I had several good visits with him and thanked him for being there. He replied that God told him at the Bible study last night that he should look for him and he would find him. This morning, the man did just that, and the rest is a happy ending to this story. ”
Texas EquuSearch founder Tim Miller told KHOU he had been ready to give up the desperate search for Christopher.
“In my 21 years with EquuSearch, it is only the second time we had a child like this. “Today, this morning, sheriff, honestly, I gave up,” Miller said. “But God works great, I got goosebumps. He works great. Seeing him and hearing the loud shout, sheriff, it was just incredible. ”