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A toddler was located monday after a extensive five-hour search conducted by neighbors, county and state agencies.

Jeremy Gaston | Editor

OVERBROOK—The search for missing two-year-old twins sent a Pomona Lake subdivision into a frenzy Monday morning, but the tight-knit Sail-A-Way community responded and brought the children home safely.

Finian and Ezra Wozniak were playing at their home around 8:45 a.m. Monday when they wandered from their mother’s sight. Their mother alerted neighbors, who helped find Ezra, but could not locate Finian.

Neighbors enlisted the help of more neighbors, who asked county workers in the area to help with the search. Members of the Osage County Road and Bridge department notified the Osage County Sheriff’s Office around 10 a.m.
Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Army Corps of Engineers and additional first responders joined the search. Residents on foot and horseback continued to help.

The sheriff’s office issued a release notifying the public at 11:30 a.m., stating Finian was still missing, and was without clothes and shoes. An Amber Alert was not issued, since one child had been found, and the nature of the disappearance was not suspicious.

“We got it out to the press,” said Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn. “Unfortunately, children can wander.”

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