Police rescue N.J. boy stuck in mud up to his neck

3 K-9 units tracked the child's scent to the bank of the creek where they found his shoes, heard his screams

By Mari A. Schaefer
The Philadelphia Inquirer

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.J. — Quick action by police saved a 9-year-old Gloucester County boy with autism who was found submerged up to his neck in the thick mud of Mantua Creek during an incoming tide.

The unidentified child from the Mount Royal section of East Greenwich was reported missing by his parents at 3:45 p.m. Saturday after he wandered away from his Billows Drive home.

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