UPDATE: Boy missing near Ironton found

11-year-old was last seen by family members about noon Tuesday, April 28.

Searchers gather near the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department mobile command vehicle Tuesday, April 28, in Ironton, to search for an 11-year-old boy. Jennifer Kraus / Brainerd Dispatch

IRONTON — The 11-year-old boy missing since about noon Tuesday, April 28, near Ironton has been found.

According to police radio traffic, the boy was found about 7:20 p.m. Further information wasn't immediately available. This is a developing story, check back later at for more details.

Earlier details

More than 100 search and rescue personnel are searching Tuesday, April 28, for a child missing in the area of the 21000 block of Crow Wing County Road 128, southwest of Ironton near Blackhoof Lake.

Isaiah, 11, was reported missing about noon from the 21000 block of Crow Wing County Road 128 southwest of Ironton. Photo courtesy Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office Facebook page


The family of the 11-year-old boy, identified only as Isaiah, reported him missing about noon, Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Investigative Sgt. DJ Downie said. Authorities said the boy has mental health challenges.

The sheriff’s office had its drone team and the Crow Wing County Mounted Patrol assisting with the search. Also helping in the search are the Minnesota State Patrol; personnel from the Deerwood, Ironton, Crosby and Crosslake fire departments; Cuyuna Regional Medical Center ambulance; Deerwood Police Department, and Life Link 3 air care. Family and friends also joined the search for the boy.

As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday the boy was still missing. The search was being done in woods and swampy areas near County Road 128.

Downie said the family had a disagreement and the child left to cool off and never can back.

Isaiah was last seen wearing a tan Carhart jacket and camouflage boots. He is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 60 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 218-829-4749.

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