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Safe Recoveries in Montana:

Location: Malta, MT

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Phillips County, Montana Sheriff’s Office The A Child Is Missing Alert Program was called by the Phillips County, Montana Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. The agency was seeking assistance in its search for a 14 year old boy who had gone missing at 11:30 the previous night. A Child Is Missing launched approximately 1,400 alert phone calls in the area surrounding the 600 block of Central Avenue in Malta, Montana—the area where the boy had last been seen. As a result of the alert phone calls, the boy was observed walking along South Central Avenue and Phillips County Sheriff’s personnel ensured the boy made it home safely.

Location: Kalispell, MT

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Friday, August 7, 2009

Kalispell, Montana (Flathead County) Police Department A nine year old boy and a ten year old boy went missing from the area of 7th Avenue in Kalispell, Montana and the Kalispell Police Department was called to locate the boys. It was August 7, 2009 and the boys had last been seen around noon. Police called on the assistance of the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. After relaying information by phone to the A Child Is Missing Recovery Specialist, nearly 1,200 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 7th Avenue address at which the boys had last been seen. According to the Police, a person who had received the alert call saw the missing boys and notified the authorities. That information provided an updated location of the boys who were safely found shortly after.

Location: Kalispell, MT

Type of Case: Found Child

Date Recovered: Tuesday, July 8, 2008

When a resident in Columbia Falls, Montana received an alert call from A Child Is Missing on July 8, 2008 seeking help in the search for a missing three year old, that resident went outside to search. The “child was located tangled in a brush pile on a neighbors property,” Flathead County Dispatcher Craig Montgomery said. Montgomery, and Flathead County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Ernie Freebury, had activated the Alert Program a short time after the boy had gone missing knowing he might be in need of medical assistance. The calls created an alert citizen and led to the boy’s recovery.

Location: Malta, MT

Type of Case: Found Elderly

Date Recovered: Thursday, May 11, 2006

Malta, MT - On May 11, 2006, an elderly man with Alzheimer's was reported missing from his rest home in Malta (Phillips County), MT. A Child Is Missing was contacted by Communications Officer Loretta of the Phillips County SO, who reported a full description of the missing man to be broadcast to the community in the hope that a neighbor might have information leading to the recovery of the missing man. A Child Is Missing alerted 160 homes and businesses in the region surrounding where the man was last seen. Phillips County received multiple calls from people in the area, including one person who had seen the man walking near his house earlier that morning. After receiving the alert, the neighbor notified the police, leading them to recover the missing man within an hour of them first contacting A Child Is Missing.

Location: Malta, MT

Type of Case: Missing Child

Date Recovered: Friday, November 11, 2005

Malta, (Phillips County) MT – On November 11, 2005, a 16-year-old boy with depression was reported to the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office as having run away from home. Sheriff Miller contacted A Child Is Missing to assist in the recovery of the child, and requested that we place calls out over an area where he was known to frequent. Hundreds of calls were placed, and a response from nearly fifty residents came back, including one that had seen the child up the road from their house. The child was tracked to his location by the caller, and was located by the police about an hour after the calls were first initiated.

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