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Jager is with mommy now, says mother of missing boy, 5, found alive

He was found about four miles southeast of his home on Frog Lake.

FROG LAKE – Update Sept. 27 6:28 a.m.: Jager's mom Amanda Jovi Cross took to social media posting a photo of him after being rescued and saying, "Jager is with mommy now thank you to each and every one who has prayed who has seen and has smudge and who Bush wacked through frog Lake to help me get my baby back. I have never felt so much love or was hugged so much in my life from the bottom of my heart I am truly Nanaskamon grateful thank you to Kayle Houlse the one who found Jager."

Shanelle Stick posted photos of Jager's rescue and said: "Over 24 hours alone in the wilderness with bears, other wildlife... creeks and big bodies of water, underground streams.... so many scary things.... thank you god for keeping baby Jager safe and alive 😭😭😭😭😭🤍🤍🤍 thank you for hearing all our prayers 😭🤍🤍🤍"

Update 6:45 p.m.: Alberta RCMP have confirmed that missing 5-year-old Jager Cross-Memnook has been located safe. He was missing for about 28 hours. 

More than 500 people, including RCMP, volunteers, including many from Onion Lake Cree Nation, searched about 25 square miles of Frog Lake First Nation.

One searcher, Vanessa Ness posted on social media, "Hearing the yell that he was found was one of the most intense, emotional, relieving moments I have ever experienced! He won't have another dark night alone because of some very great people who got out there to look."

Karena Montana said, "Im crying happy tears!" 

RCMP would like to thank the public for their outpouring of support and hours spent searching, the media for spreading the word, and the Edmonton Police Service for their assistance. 

He was found about four miles southeast of his home on Frog Lake. 

Update: The mother of missing five-year-old Jager Cross-Memnook asks people in the area to watch for Jager.

"Can everyone keep an eye for Jager he may come out the of the bush the chopper is out looking stand in your yards please and call his name," posted his mother Amanada of social media. 

On Monday afternoon, Amanda posted: "I need help my son went missing in the natural spring road area I have no vehicle home alone."

According to her social media page, Amanda is a student at University of Alberta and she has five children. 

Original story: Police are searching for five-year-old Jager Cross-Memnook who was last seen at his home on Frog Lake First Nation, Alta., which is about  a 20 minute drive from Onion Lake, Sask., and 67 Kilometres from Lloydminster, Sask. 

Elk Point RCMP say that Jager was last seen at about 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 25. Since yesterday evening, assistance has come from Edmonton Police Service Air 1 helicopter, Alberta RCMP Air Services helicopter, Alberta RCMP Police Dog Services, as well as more than 100 members the public.

Currently teams from Bonnyville, Cold Lake and Lac La Biche have been dispatched to assist. RCMP Police Dog Services are still on scene as well as members from Elk Point RCMP Detachment and volunteers from the public.

Jager is about 3-foot-6 and 60 pounds. He has red hair and a pale complexion. He is non-verbal.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Jager, please immediately contact the Elk Point RCMP Detachment at 780-724-3964.


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