The most common worry of parents is that their child will disappear.
For this reason, parents have restrictions like asking permission before going outdoors and keeping near by when in a crowded place like a store or amusement park.
Sadly, kids don’t always pay attention to their parents. They might be preoccupied with something else that they perceive as being more essential than abiding by their parents’ instructions.
Children occasionally stray from their homes or their families. After having fun exploring, they discover they don’t know how to get home and they can’t find their parents anywhere, so they turn around.
The family of the missing child, meanwhile, is presumably in a state of panic right now. They would probably call the cops and begin looking.
New York State Trooper Brian Hotchkiss didn’t know that his day at work would involve searching for a missing child, but when the call came in to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office that a 2-year-old girl had gone missing from her home, he jumped in to help with the search and rescue efforts.
At the beginning of the search, Hotchkiss and other officers knocked on doors of neighbors thinking the girl may have wandered over to a neighbor’s house or perhaps a neighbor saw where she went. As it got later in the day and the neighbors didn’t have any information about the missing 2-year-old, Hotchkiss knew they would have to try a different approach. He was worried that she was outside somewhere, and he knew it was going to get dark and cold in the near future.
There was a mountain near the home of the missing girl, surrounded by forests and streams. Hotchkiss made the decision to ascend the mountain’s peak in order to gain a better perspective of his surroundings. If the missing youngster was in the woods somewhere, he hoped he would be able to locate her.
When Hotchkiss first reached the mountain’s summit and peered down, all he could see were green and brown trees. Then, though, he noticed a pink dot. He moved in the direction of the pink dot because he was aware that the missing child was sporting a pink shirt. It wasn’t long before he realized it was the missing 2-year-old.
Watch the video below to hear more about this amazing rescue and what the 2-year-old did that Hotchkiss will never forget.