WOODSTOCK, Va. (WHSV) -- A Shenandoah County family is happy to have their little one back home safe and sound.
Two-year-old Jakob Heintzelman was missing for almost 12 hours Tuesday night.
He was eventually found a half mile from his home, in the woods with his dog.
This was after both the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office and volunteers searched for him.
Jakob's mother, Brandi Mumaw, is keeping a close eye on her son.
She said Jakob always follows the dog around the house and when they call the dog back, he usually comes back.
"He followed the dog, let himself out and couldn't find him. We called and called and the dog didn't come back," said Mumaw.
Mumaw lives on Hollingsworth Road, an area surrounded by a river, hills and forest.
"And you worry he is cold, he's probably scared. Where could he have gone?" said Mumaw.
This was also one of the main concerns of the sheriff's office.
"Many counties have bodies of water. We are always concerned about that when we have a toddler missing. Of course the terrain in which he was missing was pretty rugged terrain," said Sheriff Timothy Carter.
Carter said they did a search by foot, water and air for more than ten hours.
"When it's a child or a toddler or someone with medical distress, there is more a sense of urgency," said Carter.
This is the second missing child in the county this year.
Carter also said nearly 250 neighbors helped with the search.
"When you have people as we did, just in a matter of hours, couple hundred, certainly the word is being spread," said Carter.
Mumaw is very grateful for the help.
"They stopped their lives so I could pick mine up and have my son," said Mumaw.
Jakob's mom also said he doesn't want to venture outside much after this incident.
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