A missing 3-year-old Texas boy was found in the woods miles from his parents’ home three days after he disappeared.
Christopher Ramirez had been last seen by his family on Wednesday when he chased a neighbor’s dog into the woods around 2 p.m. while his parents were unpacking their food truck.
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 am Saturday “a little dehydrated and hungry and generally in a good and healthy mood,” Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said. said in a statement on social media Saturday night.
It was still unclear how exactly the boy 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 chose to remain anonymous, told the bailiff that God had told him in the Bible study the day before that he would find the boy if he went looking.
“The kind and humble citizen who found Christopher was indeed a special guardian angel and he 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 in the Bible study last night to go find him and he would find him. This morning the man did exactly that and the rest is a happy ending to this story. “
Texas EquuSearch founder Tim Miller told KHOU that he had been willing to abandon the desperate search for Christopher.
“In my 21 years with EquuSearch, this is only the second time that we have such a child. Today, this morning, Sheriff, I honestly gave up, ”Miller said. “But God works amazing, it gave me goose bumps. Works great. Seeing him and hearing that loud cry, Sheriff, was just amazing. “