A boy who wandered off from his home in late evening on Wednesday, June 21 wearing only his underwear was found after a search effort that brought out over 200 volunteers.
Kaine, a vulnerable 16 year-old, wandered away from his home at around 11 p.m. on June 21, per Chief Deputy Lisa Lovering of the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office was notified of the situation at around 10 a.m. the following morning, Lovering said, and personnel began searching for him shortly thereafter.
According to a post to the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, personnel from the Isanti County Mounted Patrol, Safety & Rescue and Cambridge Fire Department, in addition to sheriff’s office personnel, were searching for the juvenile in the area of Highway 95 and Lever St. The post instructed anyone who saw the juvenile to call 911.
“He’s been missing for about 14 hours now, so we’re concerned for his welfare,” Isanti County Chief Deputy Lisa Lovering said Thursday afternoon.
In a second Facebook post, at around 4 p.m. on June 22, the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office asked people interested in helping with the search for Kaine to report to New Hope Church at 33030 Vickers St. in Cambridge, prepared for rugged terrain.
Kaine was found at around 7:15 p.m., Lovering said Friday morning. He was located in a field about a mile and a half from his home and taken to Cambridge Medical Center to be checked out for exposure and insect bites.
Lovering expressed gratitude for the many volunteers, businesses and community and religious organizations that aided in the search effort.
“There were so many people that came out when we needed help,” Lovering said.