Missing boy found at state park

February 28, 2018 GMT

ALTORF — An 11-year-old boy was found this morning in Kankakee State River State Park after he walked away from his home Monday afternoon.

At 7:50 a.m., searchers located Alex D. Wassmund in the Potowatomi campground area, according to Kankakee County Sheriff Chief Deputy Ken McCabe.

McCabe said Alex was checked by paramedics and reunited with his family.

Alex was last seen at 5 p.m. Monday when he left his home on foot, according to Chief Deputy Ken McCabe.

Alex’s parents called 911 after they went looking for him when he did not return, McCabe said.


A manhunt included the Illinois State Police airplane, Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department drone and K9 officers.