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A missing child was safely located Saturday night after a neighbor responded to the Navarro County Office of Emergency Management's alert notification.

NCOEM sent out the alert around 8:40 p.m. about a missing 3 year-old-girl wearing only a pull-up.

The post said numerous units were headed to search for the child, last seen two miles east of Frost on Highway 22.

Around 9:20 p.m. NCOEM announced a nearby neighbor had safely located the child:

“Thank you Bobby Vickery, for your awareness of the missing child though the Navarro County/City of Corsicana Alert Notification System. While ground units and drone assets were in route, by you taking the initiative after receiving the notification, you found the missing child almost one mile from where she was last seen. The tools we utilize to alert the public are in place for this very reason. Through alert notifications and social media updates, the public has awareness of situations just like this. We are proud of our residents in Navarro County for taking the time to sign up for these alerts.”

Vickery stressed the importance of NCOEM's alert notification system:

“Navarro County Alert Notification system has proven to be a vital and valuable tool and we want to thank our forward thinking leaders, Eric Meyers and Sheriff Elmer Tanner in Navarro County for putting the system in place,” Vickery said. “My wife, Milly Dixon Vickery received the notice of the missing child and realized how close it was to our pastures. We both agreed that we should at least look because we have so many ponds that would be a hazards. We didn't get more than 100 yards from our house and she was standing next to cow. Scared to death. God is good. Thank you for Navarro County Emergency responders for your prompt response.”

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