Boy OK after wandering away from Henniker home
The boy and his family were visiting friends when the child went into the woods after playing in the yard around 10:30 a.m. Monday.
The Henniker Police and Fire Department, Hillsborough Police and New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers searched the heavily-wooded area for hours and alerted neighbors to the lost child.
Farmer Raymond Aucoin heard about the search around noon, then noticed a crying child on his property at about 2:30.
';I asked him if he was lost. I couldn';t understand him that good,'; Aucoin said Monday night. ';I asked if he wanted to see his mommy and daddy.';
Aucoin put the boy in his car and drove to back to the residence where he had been visiting. The boy';s parents were not aware he had been found until Aucoin arrived.
';They were pretty happy to get him,'; Aucoin said. ';His parents came up later on in the afternoon to say thanks.';
Aucoin said the boy traveled between 1 1/2 to 2 miles through thick woods before arriving at Aucoin';s farm.
';He traveled quite a ways. There are some snowmobile trails out there. I don';t know how he got here,'; Aucoin said.