Missing Sherburne County Boy Found Safe

Missing Sherburne County Boy Found Safe Click to Enlarge Photo: Briggs Lake Chain Association

UPDATE: 3:22 a.m. October 16

(KNSI) - The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office says Ethan has been found safe.

He was discovered at 1:50 a.m. about a mile and a half from where he was last seen. He was being checked out by paramedics.

The sheriff's office says they would like to thank the numerous partnering agencies that helped in the search along with more than 600 volunteers.


Original Post: 9: 34 p.m. October 15

(KNSI) – The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing boy. As of 10:20 p.m., the sheriff's office says they have more than 300 volunteers and don't need anymore. The extra traffic is taking away resources that could be used to help find the boy.

Deputies say 6-year-old Ethan went missing around 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday in the Becker/Briggs Lake area.

The sheriff’s office says he got off the school bus with his siblings, near Highway 25 and County Road 16, ran off to play with the family dog and hasn't been seen since.

Ethan has blond hair, is wearing a light blue Becker spirit T-shirt, grey Becker sweatpants and blue hoodie with no writing on it.

Call 911 if you see, hear or know anything.

The sheriff’s office says at this time, they aren't seeking any volunteers for searching.

They know many people want to help and are coming to the area where Ethan was last seen.

People are being asked to avoid that area and go instead to a staging area at Palmer Park, off County Road 6 and 47 1/2 Street.