UPDATE: Missing 3-year-old boy found alive in Jackson County

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KENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 05/15/18 12:05 P.M.

A 3-year-old boy missing overnight in southern Jackson County is reported to be in good health after being found Tuesday morning.

Walter Smittle, director of Jackson County Emergency Medical Service, says Makilynn Cole Berry was being checked out by medical officials but appeared to be OK after spending about 15 hours outdoors.

Smittle says a farm owner found the boy on his property Tuesday morning and called 911. The farm is about a mile-and-a-half from where the boy was last seen.

He went missing about 7:15 p.m. Monday from a residence in the Bonny Knob Road area, which is near Kenna.

The West Virginia State Police, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and local fire departments and community volunteers assisted in the search.


UPDATE: 05/15/18 10:24 A.M.

A 3-year-old boy who went missing Monday evening in Jackson County has been found alive.

Sources tell WSAZ Makilynn Cole Berry was found after a massive search.

Authorities have not released Information about his condition or where he was found.

Before disappearing, Berry was last seen at about 7:15 P.M. Monday in the Bonny Knob Road area.


UPDATE: 05/15/18 9:35 A.M.

The West Virginia State Police has released the name of a 3-year-old boy who has been missing since Monday evening in Jackson County.

Troopers say Makilynn Cole Berry was last seen about 7:15 p.m. Monday in the Bonny Knob Road area. They say he has sandy brown hair, blue shorts with lime green stripes, lime green t-shirt, no shoes and bare feet.

Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs says searchers are currently focusing their efforts in an area between Route 21 and Interstate 77 where the boy was last seen.

Divers were also sent out early Tuesday morning to help in the search.

Numerous law-enforcement agencies, fire departments and volunteers are taking part in the search.

In addition, the Northwest West Virginia chapter of the American Red Cross based in Parkersburg is providing food and water for those who are helping search.

Executive Director Sharon Kesselring says the Red Cross will be there as long as needed.

Anyone who thinks they may have seen the boy is asked to contact the troopers at 304-558-7778.


A massive search is continuing for a missing 3-year-old boy in Jackson County.

The boy, who hasn't been identified, has been missing since 7:15 p.m. Monday when he reportedly wandered away from his home on Bonny Knob Lane in the Kenna area.

Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs says searchers are focusing their efforts in an area between Route 21 and Interstate 77 near where the boy was last seen.

He says authorities are "exhausting all resources," using a helicopter, ATVs and police K-9 units in the search.

The boy is about 3-feet tall and was wearing bright-colored lime green and blue clothing.

Multiple law-enforcement agencies, fire departments and volunteers are involved in the search.


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