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Ridgewood Boy, 5, Missing For Hour Turns Up In Neighbor's Yard

Ho-Ho-Kus police and a Bergen County Sheriff's K-9 unit joined village police in searching the area.
Ho-Ho-Kus police and a Bergen County Sheriff's K-9 unit joined village police in searching the area. Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- It was a frightening hour after a 5-year-old boy went missing on Friday -- before he turned up in a neighbor's backyard.

Ho-Ho-Kus police and a Bergen County Sheriff's K-9 unit joined village police in searching the area before finding the youngster seemingly unharmed in a fenced rear yard of a nearby home.

Police were interviewing neighbors to determine what exactly happened.

Boyd A. Loving contributed to this story.

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