9 October (NWN) — The intensive search for a Texas child missing for three days ended happily on Saturday when rescuers found the boy safe and reunited with his distraught mother.
A man involved in sheriff’s duties, scores of volunteers, the FBI and others about 60 miles northwest of Houston on Wednesday after 3-year-old Christopher Ramirez disappeared in the woods near his home in Plantersville, Texas. A massive search was launched.
His mother, Arseli Nez, made desperate, tearful pleas for Christopher’s safe return as Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell coordinated the search efforts with little evidence or clues to proceed.
Sowell told reporters that despite facing long odds, rescuers found the boy relatively healthy after receiving a call on Saturday morning.
“He’s drinking a lot of water, but he’s good,” said the sheriff. “He’s alive, laughing, biting, crying. His mom is crying. He’s in good shape.”
The search was very difficult, the sheriff said.
“In my 52 years of law enforcement I’ve never seen [search efforts] It’s wide,” he said. “There’s hardly a clue to go on, we were going on four-wheel drive and overdrive, praying to be honest with you, because we didn’t have anything else.”