UPDATED: Missing 3-year-old found safe in Sanders County

Zoe Buchli

Editor’s note: This story previously reported Ryker Webb as 4-years-old. Per an update on the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Facebook page, Webb is 3-years-old.

Searchers found a missing child on Sunday morning in Sanders County after an extensive effort that stretched the weekend.

Ryker Webb, age 3, was missing for roughly 48 hours after disappearing from his family’s yard, Lincoln County Sheriff Darren Short said in an interview with the Missoulian. 

He was reported missing to the sheriff’s office on Friday afternoon at 4:53 p.m. A concerned neighbor called 911 and said Webb might have gone missing in the Bull Lake area, south of Troy, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office. 

He was last seen Friday afternoon playing with a family dog in the yard outside of his home near mile marker 18 along Highway 56 on the eastside of Bull Lake. 

Short said the neighbor called it in while Webb’s family were out looking for him.

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Law enforcement and David Thompson Search and Rescue responded. They determined Webb had already been missing for over two hours.

An initial clothing description given to law enforcement proved to

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