Update: 1/4/13 Riley has been found safe.
Riley was found a mile from home with the family’s two dogs.
“He was extremely cold, he had gotten down into a brushy area and the dogs cuddled up to him and were able to keep him warm,” Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland said.
Riley had lost his socks during the ordeal.
“The dogs kept him warm, when the ambulance and everything picked him up, he said because it was below freezing,” Riley’s father said. “I mean his feet were just ice cold, but the rest of his body was fine.”
Riley Smith, 6 from Neosho, Missouri in Newton County is missing. According to KODE-TV, Riley Smith, 6, was last seen at 4:45 p.m. Friday playing outside in the 2600 block of Gum Road in Neosho.
Riley is 4 feet tall, weighs 60 pounds, and was last seen wearing a blue coat and blue jeans.
Currently there is a search team and dogs looking for Riley. If you have any information on Riley’s whereabouts call the Newton County Sheriff at (417) 623-2282