Head, Clara and Maria Local History
Four-Year-Old Boy Found Wednesday
North Renfrew Times, August 14 1969

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Four-Year-Old Boy Found Wednesday

DEUX RIVIERES (Special) —A four-year-old boy, missing since early Tuesday evening, was found here about 11.30 Wednesday morning. The boy was found by Carl Lentz of Deux Rivieres just as a group of soldiers arrived from Base Petawawa prepared to comb the bushland.

"When I found him he was standing in water up to his hips and crying," said Mr. Lentz.

He was about four miles from home.

A search party had been scouring the area ever since the boy was first reported missing and OPP brought in a tracking dog but had difficulty finding the scent because of the number of people crisscrossing the area.

Jacques Pilon, 4, of Deux Rivieres, son of Mr and Mrs. Albert Pilon, had been playing in his backyard Tuesday evening but when his sister called him at bedtime, the boy was gone.

The boy's parents were in Mattawa at the time and his 15- year old sister, Rosanne, was babysitting.

The reeve of Head, Clara and Maria township, Mrs. Loretta Boissonneault was notified and she called OPP at Rolphton.

The boy was in a stretch of marshland when discovered by Mr. Lentz.

"The boy didn't talk much, he seemed frightened but he did not seem to be hurt. The boy apparently wandered around lost and there were signs that he lay down to rest."

He was four miles from home.

The youngster was taken to Mattawa hospital and is being treated for shock.

About 40 people assisted police in the search.

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Details on the search and rescue of Jaques Pilon, 4, who went missing August 14 (no year),
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August 14 1969
Loretta Boissonneault
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    Latitude: 46.25012 Longitude: -78.28284
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Four-Year-Old Boy Found Wednesday

Details on the search and rescue of Jaques Pilon, 4, who went missing August 14 (no year),