One-year-old found wandering in Penticton alley

PENTICTON - A one-year-old child found walking alone down an alley led to a frantic search for the child’s family Saturday.

A resident took the infant in after seeing the child walking down an alley near Queen Street and Nelson Avenue, alone and clad only in a diaper Saturday, May 28, Penticton RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says.

Police were called and then went door to door in an attempt to find the family of the child. The family was finally found on Queen Street and the parent was unaware the child had even left the home.

The child had been in the care of her 11-year-old sister for the previous hour, Wrigglesworth notes.

The Ministry of Children and Family Services has been advised and are working with the family to ensure a similar incident does not occur in the future.

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