Young girl found after search in Hyrum

A 5-year-old Hyrum girl was found Monday afternoon after a nearly two-and-a-half hour search.The girl reportedly wandered away from her home near 250 S. 200 West at about 10:30 a.m., Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Matt Bilodeau said. Search crews from multiple law enforcement and fire agencies scoured the area for the girl after receiving a call from the family at about 10:50 a.m., and they found her at about 1:15 p.m.Bilodeau said the girl, Chloe Winfield, was found in “pretty good condition.” When crews found her near 300 S. 100 West, Bilodeau said, she was wearing shorts and a T-shirt and was barefoot. It wasn’t the first time, however, that Chloe had wandered off.”She’s autistic, I guess this is quite a habit she has,” Bilodeau said. “This is not unusual for her. She does this all the time.”Chloe’s grandmother reportedly started searching for the young girl after she wandered off and came across a Utah State Parks employee near Hyrum Reservoir. The park ranger reportedly advised they notify law enforcement about the search. Bilodeau said if search crews hadn’t been called, it likely would have taken longer to find Chloe. Bilodeau said he didn’t know if Chloe was outside the entire time she was missing. Temperatures during the search were in the 8 to 10 degree range.”We’re not sure at this time if she was outside the entire time, she may have been at a friends house,” Bilodeau said.During the search, crews utilized a K-9 search crew and also the valley’s reverse 911 system, which allows dispatchers to call homes in a selected area to deliver a pre-recorded message.

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