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5-year-old boy located after going missing from campsite, RCMP says

A five-year-old boy was located after he went missing from a campsite along the Old Man River, south of Picture Butte in southern Alberta, RCMP said in a statement.

Child taken to hospital as a precautionary measure

RCMP said a child that went missing at a southern Alberta campsite on Saturday has been located. (David Bell/CBC)

A five-year-old boy was located after he went missing from a campsite along the Old Man River, south of Picture Butte in southern Alberta, RCMP said in a statement.

Coaldale RCMP said the boy was taken to hospital "as a precaution due to the lengthy exposure outdoors."

Earlier, police said the boy went missing around 1:50 p.m. Saturday and was believed to have wandered away from the campground along the river to play.

Coaldale RCMP, the Picture Butte Fire Department and Lethbridge Search and Rescue were actively searching the area.

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