TOWN OF HARRISON, Wis. (WLUK) -- The disappearance of an 18-month-old boy prompted communities all around the Waupaca County Town of Harrison to come together and help with the search.
He disappeared from his family's garage just before 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Harrison, which is about 10 miles north of Iola. The boy's body was pulled from the Little Wolf River Sunday morning.
The Little Wolf River runs behind the family's home. It's an area that some called "treacherous" to search.
On Saturday afternoon, he Waupaca County Sheriff's Office responded immediately to the home and began searching for the boy.
At least 20 different agencies and civilians showed up to help search for the boy after the Waupaca County Sheriff's Office put out a call for help on Facebook.
"It’s going to be rough terrain. It’s going to be super wet; there was guys coming out of the search yesterday with water up to their waist. It’s going to be pretty physically demanding," said Christopher Ridge, who showed up to help search for the boy.
As buses and volunteers began pouring into the staging area at the Iola Sports Complex, the search was called off. For hours no explanation was given. Then late Sunday afternoon the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook the boy’s body had been recovered around 7:47 a.m. Sunday. Volunteers found the boy's body in the Little Wolf River.
Sheriff’s officials are not releasing the name of the family as they wait until all members have been notified.