Missing 6-year-old found safe in Sherburne County

Ethan Haus Photo: Sherburne County Sheriff's Office
Ethan Haus

Updated: October 16, 2019 10:18 PM

Video courtesy Kathi Aho.

Authorities in Sherburne County say a 6-year-old boy has been found safe, hours after he was reported missing Tuesday.

According to the sheriff's office, the boy was found around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, about a mile and a half from his home in Palmer Township. A drone operated by Steve Fines used heat-seeking technology to find the boy.

The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office said the boy—identified only by the name Ethan—had been missing since 4:10 p.m. Tuesday. South Santiago Lutheran Church later confirmed the boy's name is Ethan Haus. 

The sheriff's office said the boy got off the school bus with his siblings near Highway 25 and County Road 16 and ran to play with the family dog. Authorities say Ethan was later located with that dog. The sheriff's office says he was safe and being checked out by paramedics. 

Nearly 600 volunteers helped look for Ethan. 

'It was a happy moment': Drone operator helps find missing 6-year-old in Sherburne County

Below is an interview with a friend of the boy's family before he was found safe: 

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