Madison police help find 5-year-old lost after summer school program

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say officers were able to reunite a 5-year-old who could not be found after a summer school program with his family earlier this week.

According to police, a babysitter was waiting for the child at his bus drop-off location at around 4 p.m. Monday, but the child never arrived.

While the babysitter and the boy’s parents searched for him, a bicyclist reported seeing a child along the 2900 block of N. Sherman Avenue near Warner Park about an hour and a half after the babysitter had called the police.

The police department says officers were able to find the boy and safely reconnect him with his parents.

Police did not provide information on why the boy was not on the bus, but did say calls were made to address future drop-off concerns.