Police K9 finds missing boy stuck in open manhole

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HERRIMAN, Utah – A missing child was found stuck in an open manhole  Friday night, and police said a K9 is responsible for finding the 6-year-old boy.

According to information from the Unified Police Department, the child was located in the area of 12600 South and 4500 West.

Lt. Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police Department said they were contacted about the missing child around 5:30 p.m., and he said during the search someone located the child’s bike near a trail head at a park.

The 6-year-old child, later identified as Kollin Bailey, was found by a police K9 shortly after the bike was found. Police announced they had found the child at about 7:18 p.m.

“The dog went right to a manhole that was open and uncovered and found the child about 9 to 10 feet down inside that manhole,” Hoyal said.

An officer was able to jump down and retrieve the child.

The boy’s family said the child was taken to a hospital to be treated for a broken arm.


      • John

        Yes I have 4 Daughters. Your point being? Are you OK with letting a 6 year old wander alone and you have no clue where they are? Please enlighten me.


      Hohn – The story says “Kollin had been playing in a grassy area near his home when he fell into an uncovered manhole”.
      Always nice to judge the parents without knowing the whole story.

      • John

        A 6 year old alone? Unattended? Not judging at all. Read the Tribune report. Pretty straight forward, your never let a 6 year old wander alone. EVER! The parent thought the boy went to his friend’s house and it was hours that he was gone. The parent did not escort him or confirm he made it there or check that anyone was home. Please argue the point that it is OK in any way shape or form to let a child of this age wander the neighborhood for hours let alone in an open park or field 2 blocks away.


        Ever wonder why the manhole lid was off and there were no barricades around the open manhole John? Somebody is asking the question today John, and it won’t be the parents who pay their son’s hospital bill.

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