Brooksville, FL– Police in Hernando, Florida is searching for a 2-year-old who went missing from his home on Thursday.
Authorities say a neighbor reported seeing Joshua Rowland playing with his family’s dogs in the front yard of his home at 10:40 a.m.
Joshua’s mother, however, did not report him missing until “at least an hour and a half later,” when she realized he was no longer in the yard.
Authorities say Joshua’s mother was sleeping at the time he disappeared.
It is believed the child may have wandered off of the property, but authorities say they are not ruling anything out.
On day one of the search, authorities enlisted the help of K-9s, drones, infrared cameras, and mounted patrol to search the heavily wooded area by the home.
“We have some technology coming in from the US Marshall service,” the Hernando County sheriff said.
Nearly 100 law enforcement officials from neighboring counties and the U.S. Marshals arrived in the area on day two to help search for the missing child.
Authorities also saw lines of volunteers gathering near the meet point after putting out the call for help.
A dive team from a neighboring county has also been enlisted to search a nearby pond.
Joshua was last seen wearing a gray Batman shirt and dark-colored pajama pants. He is two feet tall, weighs 35 pounds, and has blonde hair.
If you have any information about the child’s disappearance, you are asked to contact the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at 352-754-6830.
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