Missing 2-year-old boy in Mayes County found alive

FOX23 EXCLUSIVE: Father and son find missing 2-year-old near Salina

Tulsa, Okla. — Mayes County deputies and other law enforcement agencies finished searching for a 2-year-old boy Thursday afternoon.

Jesse Dale Young went missing around 11 a.m. Wednesday and was found alive near Salina around 1 p.m. Thursday.

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FOX23 was there when the boy was found. Two volunteers searching on horseback found him.

The boy’s uncle told FOX23 Jesse was found about two miles away.

Mayes County deputies, Salina Police Department, Locust Grove Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, GRDA Police, Disney Police Department, Salina Fire Department, Mesta Ambulance service, Disney Fire Department, Pryor Fire Department and the Mayes County Emergency Management Team all helped with the search.

An initial grid search of the area began Wednesday -- using K9′s, aircraft, drones, mounted patrol from the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, ATV’s and foot patrol.

The family says this has happened before, according to deputies.

We will update this story as we learn details.