Franklin Orwig III Wiki – Bio
Franklin Orwig III reunited with his father Friday after he went missing for hours in a wooded area near his home, authorities said. Franklin “Frankie” Orwig III had disappeared from his home on Burgess Avenue in unincorporated Cocoa just before 9 a.m. Friday, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said.
Frankie’s father, Frank, told that he fell asleep while his daughter played on an iPad, but when he woke up, Frankie was nowhere to be found. “I wasn’t asleep for 35 minutes or so. Then I got up, I looked for him, he wasn’t in the house and I went crazy,” he said.
Franklin Orwig III Age
Franklin Orwig III is 4 years old.
Child found from heavily wooded area
The sheriff’s office activated its Child Abduction Response Team and launched a helicopter to search from the air. The helicopter pilot and tactical flight officer spotted the boy in a heavily wooded area and directed search and rescue teams on the ground to his location, Sheriff Wayne Ivey said.
Frankie was found unharmed about 200 feet from his home with his loyal dog, Rufus, who had stayed with the boy, the station reported. The sheriff’s office shared a video of deputies leading Frankie out of the woods and reuniting him with his father.
“I ran to him and didn’t even let go, he was crying so hard,” Frankie’s father said. The sheriff thanked the community and all involved agencies who assisted in the search. “While today’s case thankfully ended when the little boy was found safe and sound, it was proof and a testament to how Brevard County law enforcement and its citizen’s partner to keep everyone safe,” Ivey said.
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