Missing child found safe

UPDATE: 8:30 p.m.

A four-year-old boy who went missing in Northern B.C. Saturday afternoon has been found.

Police and search and rescue crews, along with hundreds of volunteers, spent Saturday afternoon and much of Sunday looking for George in and around Mackenzie, B.C. after he became separated from his family while berry picking.

CTV News reports RCMP officers in Mackenzie have confirmed the boy has been found safe, but no additional details were provided.

ORIGINAL: 1 p.m.

What started as a family berry-picking outing has turned into a full-scale search after a four-year-old boy went missing north of Prince George Saturday.

RCMP in Mackenzie said the boy named George was with family when he became separated shortly after 12:30 p.m. Saturday, CTV News reports.

Police and search and rescue crews from Mackenzie, Prince George, Fort St. John, Fort St. James, and Chetwynd are all looking from the boy, RCMP said. Air support has also been called in to assist in the search.

George was last seen wearing a bright-blue coat with a hood, a black shirt with glow-in-the-dark lettering and dark navy pants. Police say he is three feet tall with short, dark, auburn hair.

In a Facebook post, Mackenzie resident Tamara Wiese encouraged members of the public to sign up to join the search effort. She also shared two pictures of George.

— With files from CTV Vancouver

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