The missing toddler survived two days in the wild by keeping warm in a lawnmower bag

Ryker Webb wandered away while playing outside his family’s Montana home on Friday, but was spotted in an empty booth on Sunday when a couple heard a whimpering noise

Ryker Webb
Ryker used a lawnmower bag to keep warm

A three-year-old boy missing for two days in near-freezing temperatures has been rescued after using a lawnmower bag to keep warm.

Ryker Webb went missing in the Montana wilderness, wearing only a onesie, but was found just a few miles from his home in an empty log cabin.

A couple spotted Ryker when they heard whimpering from a shed on their property and found the toddler inside hidden in a lawnmower bag, the Daily Mail reported.

Lincoln County Sheriff Darren Short told News Nation that Ryker was “fine now,” though he was “in a state of shock and fear” when he was found.

Ryker was described as dehydrated and exhausted when he was found


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Montana/Facebook)

He had a few bruises on his face and appeared dehydrated and exhausted when he was taken to Cabinet Peaks Medical Center for an evaluation after he was found.

Short added: “He was out there all alone, hearing the rain and wind and not sure how to get home.

“I genuinely believe he was hiding in that shed from Friday night until he was discovered on Sunday.”

Short added that he believes Ryker was forced to seek shelter on Friday night as thunderstorms battered the area, explaining that mountain lions and bears live in the area.

The sheriff added that Ryker appeared disoriented and in shock after surviving two long days in the cold without food or water after leaving his home on the east side of Bull Lake, where he was playing outside with his father had hiked and the family dog.

A team of more than 50 volunteers helped with the search


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Montana/Facebook)

Ryker’s father went back inside for a few minutes, during which time Ryker wandered off – leading to a frantic search of neighboring properties.

Multiple agencies have been involved in a nationwide search for missing people that has used drones, canine teams and more than 50 volunteers to search for the toddler.

Two Montana National Guard helicopters assisted the search effort, which was hampered by rain and poor visibility.

Speaking to News Nation, Sheriff Short said Ryker had “quite a head start on them” when the missing persons report came in at 4:43 p.m. Friday after he had already been missing for two hours, but that his eyes “were shining.” ‘ when he was reunited with his parents.

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