A group of people went in search of 3-year-old Remy after she vanished from her yard. They quickly discovered that she wasn’t alone.
Every parent’s worst nightmare is having a child disappear. It’s a traumatic experience for the child as well, despite how terrifying it is for the parent.
One would hope that a child would have a “guardian angel” looking out for them if they got lost. This is precisely what occurred when a young child in Missouri vanished from the yard of her family.
It all began on a seemingly routine day.
Stay-at-home mother Timberlyn Merritt is always busy taking care of everyone. This includes Heath, the family’s Yorkie puppy, who is one year old, and Remy, a three-year-old.
Merritt claimed that when she went outside to check on her infant daughter one afternoon after leaving Remy on the swings, it was already too late.
Merritt suddenly lost sight of Remy and Heath.
The mother ran out into the cornfield while yelling Remy’s name repeatedly. Merritt, who was overcome with fear and despair, immediately dialled emergency 911 to report the missing child.
To find her daughter, Merritt mustered the courage of a mother and entered the cornfield.
More than 100 individuals joined the Remy search. Accordingly, the groups split up and started looking along vast fields of 8-foot-tall corn stalks.
The threat posed by wild animals was one of the mother’s main concerns. She explained to Inside Edition:
“There’s all kinds of wild animals. We hear coyotes all the time down here. I thought she was going to be scared, because it was dark and she was all alone. I didn’t know if she knew we were coming for her. I didn’t know what she was thinking.”
Even though it was getting dark, the mother searched very valiantly. In an effort to locate her daughter, she made a recording of a portion of her nightly trek through the pitch-black cornfield.
After searching for 12 hours, one of the search dogs finally made a barking noise around 8 am. They then heard a feeble bark come from deep within the cornfield in response.
They chose to heed the barking noises.
The search party eventually came across little Remy, who was lying in the mud next to her furry companion Heath. The two had finally been located!
She was found by some nearby green silos, about half a mile from the house. Even though many people contributed, Heath ended up being the evening’s hero. He bravely remained by the toddler’s side the entire time, never moving. As any devoted friend would, Heath took care to keep Remy secure and out of harm’s way.
This is what #Community looks like. Law enforcement, 1st Responders and community volunteers coming together to find a missing child. Her dog stayed by her side all night. #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/aIDMtG6JTW— MSHP Troop E (@MSHPTrooperE) June 15, 2018
As soon as Merritt was able to see her daughter’s face, she was overcome with joy and happiness. She sobbed uncontrollably as she tightly embraced her daughter. Although Remy and Heath both experienced slight dehydration and mosquito bites, nothing serious was in danger.
How terrifying it must have been for Remy to be lost and unsure of how to get home is difficult to fathom. Thankfully, she had her four-legged “guardian angel” with her to keep an eye on her at all times.