A toddler was spending a summer Friday playing with bubbles next to his mother in her backyard in Senoia, Georgia, last week when he made a potentially life-saving discovery.
rittany Moore told WGCL-TV in Atlanta that her son Ethan, one-and-a-half, was chasing blisters on the property’s fence with the family dogs when something caught his eye.
“I went there and I was like, ‘What do you see, mate?’ and he pointed and said, ‘Feet,'” Ms. Moore told the TV network. “‘Okay buddy, can you say that again. What did you say?’ And he said, ‘Feet.’”
Initially all Ms Moore could see was her son pointing at some trees. But after approaching the spot and kneeling down beside him, she too saw a pair of feet.
Ms Moore said she immediately panicked – not sure if the pair of feet she saw posed a threat to her young children. But shortly after calling emergency services, she learned her son had spotted a person investigators had been looking for all week.
Nina Lipscomb, 82, was reported missing on Monday evening. Ms Lipscomb has early stages of Alzheimer’s and told her daughter Karen Lipscomb that she was leaving the house to look for her late daughter.
Investigators had been using thermal technology to search for her for the past few days, but in the end it was Ethan’s keen eyesight that made the difference.
“We pulled out whatever resources we felt we needed, but it was a little boy and she’s very fond of children,” Karen Lipscomb told WGCL-TV.
Ms Lipscomb was disoriented when rescue workers found her near Ms Moore’s property and spent several days in hospital recovering.
When she was released Monday, she met Ethan and his family. Ethan’s family declined an offer of a reward from Ms. Lipscomb’s family, but Ethan accepted a bag of toy bubbles as a gift.
https://www.independent.ie/news/toddler-chasing-bubbles-in-backyard-helps-reunite-missing-woman-with-her-family-41916989.html A toddler chasing bubbles in the backyard helps reunite a missing woman with her family