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Missing child found quickly in Vernon County



An 8-year-old child with special needs was reported missing in Vernon County on Saturday morning, but law officers found the child safe in a vehicle within an hour of the call.

The child reportedly had wandered away from a house on Church Street in the village of Ontario, around 8 a.m.

Law enforcement carried out a search with the Ontario Fire Department and community volunteers and discovered the child in the vehicle.

Vernon County is still investigating the incident.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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