(NBC NEWS) More than 60 hours of searching 22-month-old boy was found safe in the woods near his Kentucky home.
Kenneth Howard went missing Sunday evening from his home in Magoffin County.
Rescuers believe little Kenneth was out in the elements in rough terrain for more than two days.
The boy was flown to a nearby hospital to be evaluated.
Rescue crews say he was dehydrated but otherwise ok.
After three nights of what family members call indescribable anguish, emotions flipped when they say they received a miracle.
“This was like somebody dropping a big boulder on you when he left, now it’s like somebody picked it up off of you,” said father Elden Howard.
Kentucky State Police are still looking into the circumstances of how Kenneth went missing, which is standard protocol anytime something like this happens.
His family says they think he may have walked out the back door of their home.