4-Year-Old Survives Montana Wilderness For 2 Days Alone

Ryker Webb

(RightIsRight.co) – At a time when so much of the news out of our nation’s capital is so bleak, disappointing, and even outrageous, Americans’ faith in their fellow man was renewed when they learned of the all-out effort to locate and successfully rescue four-year-old Ryker Webb who was alone and missing in the Montana wilderness for two days during life-threatening weather conditions.

As the New York Post recounts in “Missing boy found after surviving 2 days alone in cold, Montana wilderness”:

“Ryker Webb was found Sunday unharmed but “hungry, thirsty and cold” after a two-day search involving ground responders, ATV teams, canine teams, drones, helicopters and a boat unit from multiple agencies, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced…

“He was alone in the wooded area as temperatures dropped into the 40s overnight Saturday and thunderstorms and heavy rainfall impacted the search effort.”

The weather was so bad that aerial search efforts had to be called off.

Still, there was a happy ending.

“Ryker was finally found in Sanders County, about 2.4 miles from where he went missing, as a 53-person team was searching the area.

“He ‘was in good spirits and apparently healthy, although hungry, thirsty, and cold,’ the sheriff’s office said. He was brought to Cabinet Peaks Medical Center for evaluation.”

Two members of our team here at Right is Right are former volunteers who’ve been involved in dozens of searches for missing individuals, including children. As they can attest, far too often the outcome is terrible. Everyone here at Right is Right is extremely happy that young Ryker was found successfully and in good condition.

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