Hunter credited with finding girl lost in field

Published 10:11 am Monday, October 24, 2016

RAYMOND  — A pheasant hunter is credited with finding a child with autism after she went missing Saturday in central Minnesota for about three hours.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office says the child’s mother called authorities after her 9-year-old girl went missing about 4 p.m. from her home in Raymond.

WCCO radio reports that sheriff’s deputies and personnel from several other local agencies searched for the girl in the corn fields near her home, and two local pilots searched from the air.

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Pheasant hunter Daniel Kiecher, of Lake Lillian, reported hearing the girl yelling for help about 7 p.m., and she was found in a field north of where the search had been located.