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Missing Waterloo Boy Found Safe

A very long night for family and friends, frustration for police and search crews, as a 3-year old Waterloo boy apparently walked away from his home early Thursday evening is finally over.

Reports from the scene have young Tyler Wendt found safe near his Hecker Road home. An ambulance has been dispatched to the home although it is reported that there are no major injuries to the 3-year-old. Police say the boy appears to be unharmed. More information will be posted as it becomes available here at FingerLakes1.com or tune your radio to the Finger Lakes News Network’s AM stations.

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Search for Waterloo Boy Resumes this Morning Greg Cotterill FL1.com 8:30 am
4/09/04


A very long night for family and friends, frustration for police and search crews, as a 3-year old Waterloo boy apparently walked away from his home early Thursday evening. It’s believed that young Tyler Wendt left his Hecker Road home some time between 5 pm and 6 pm Thursday evening. His father, Joe Wendt called police when he realized his son was missing. Seneca County Sheriff Leo Connolly says they don’t believe foul play is involved, but they are frustrated in their search efforts. Sheriff Connolly spoke to FingerLakes1.com just before 2 am Friday morning inside the Seneca County Mobile Command Post at the scene, he says the Wendt home at 1135 Hecker Road has been serached several times, including using K-9 units. Connolly adds that search crews walked shoulder-to-shoulder, “turning over every blade of grass”, but still as of this morning they have been unable to locate the young boy. Complicating the search effort are several ponds near the Wendt’s home. Their neighbor to the west has a pond in the front yard, just a few hundred feet from the Wendt home. Police used search dogs, and a New York State Police Helicopter in ther search Thursday night. The search was called off around 3 am, but is back underway this morning. Check back for more details as they become available here at FingerLakes1.com or tune your radio to the Finger Lakes News Network’s AM stations. Anyone with information is asked to call the Seneca County Sheriff’s Department at (315)-539-9241, or call 911.

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