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Volunteers Search For Missing Magoffin Co. Toddler

MAGOFFIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Although the Magoffin County Search and Rescue suspended its search, volunteers continued to search for a missing Magoffin County toddler into the night.

One group has dogs and a drone.

22-month-old Kenneth Niel Howard has been missing since about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The search is centered around KY-7 on the Magoffin and Floyd County line.

Several agencies assisted in the search. Helicopters, K-9 units, and drones have all being utilized to find young Kenneth.

Several other counties offered their assistance.

“I think the child got out the back door of the house. The way that the house sits, you’re looking down the road. So for the child to get down the road, his dad would’ve been able to see him,” said Robert Prater, director of the EMA and a friend of the family.

The community is still hoping and praying to find Kenneth and bring him home.

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