Law enforcement finds 13-year-old boy safe in McIntosh County

STIDHAM, Okla. — Law enforcement found a missing 13-year-old boy safe Tuesday afternoon after searching for several hours.

The FBI, Muscogee Nation Lighthorse Police, McIntosh County Sherriff’s Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were actively searching for missing 13-year-old Ethan McIntosh before finding him around noon Tuesday.

Ethan had last been seen on Monday around 5:45 p.m. in the Stidham area, where he was operating an orange Kubota tractor.

Missing boy found safe in McIntosh County

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Authorities began searching around 10 p.m. Monday night and later found the tractor he was last seen driving about a mile north of the Mission Acres Country Store, according to Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

The FBI investigated the area where the tractor was found before crews continued the search. The tractor didn’t appear to have crashed and Ethan was ultimately found about 20 miles from there.

Lighthorse police say the boy’s father had been cooperative with the investigation but hadn’t been out searching with crews.

McIntosh is the son of Peggy McGuire who has been missing since 2015.