SMITHTOWN, NY (CBSNewYork) – A 2-year-old boy who was found wandering alone on Long Island has been reunited with his parents.
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Police tracked down the boy’s parents after sending out a reverse 911 call using the county’s CodeRED system. The call was sent out at 6:24 a.m. Thursday to every home within a half-mile radius of where the child was found.
“It was early in the morning, they hadn’t checked the baby’s room and when they got that phone call they checked and realized it was indeed their son that had got out of the front door,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy said.
The boy’s parents called police three minutes later.
Officials said the child walked out of the home while his parents were asleep.
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No criminal charges will be filed, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported.
It was the first time the CodeRED system was activitated in a case involving a child.