Cape Coral Police Department
1100 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Date: March 3, 2011
Subject: Cape Coral Police & EMS Locate Missing/Endangered Child
Cape Coral Police Officers responded to a report of a missing 6 year oldAutistic child Wednesday night at 7:00pm. The child had wandered awayfrom his residence and his family could not locate him.
Police Officers, K9 Units, Police Aviation as well as EMS and Firepersonnel searched the neighborhood near SE 22nd Place to locate thechild. The search was complicated by two factors: It was beginning toget dark and second, as a result of the child's condition he likes tohide from people in uniform.
Approximately 45 minutes later, EMS located the child in a canal. CapeCoral Police Officer Matthew Mills went into the water and rescued theboy. The child was taken to Health Park Hospital as a precaution and isexpected to be fine.