News

Altamont Girl Found Safe in Cornfield

Altamont Girl Found Safe in Cornfield

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A south-central Illinois 3-year-old has been found safe in a cornfield after a nearly three-hour search.

Altamont firefighters responded to a report that Alexie Followell was missing from her home. Her mother and grandmother had last seen her in the family’s detached garage. About 60 volunteers walked the rows of corn. Planes and drones were also used.

Two Altamont firefighters eventually heard her crying and found her about one eighth of a mile from the house. That’s about 80 rows of corn.

The family says she may have followed a chicken into the cornfield.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 24

jamesbrown

A look back on some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Entertainment

‘Jersey Shore’ star heading to trial on tax evasion

sorrentino

Reality TV star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino pleaded not guilty to federal tax fraud charges.

in Music, Weird

Bret Michaels doesn’t need your bank account info

bretmichaels

The Poison singer is warning fans about a bizarre new scam.