An Amber Alert has been issued following the disappearance of a four-year-old boy who went missing in North Carolina on Wednesday.
Authorities said that the child, Raul Johnson, was last seen on foot on Village Drive, traveling toward Crestline Road in Laurinburg, North Carolina.
He is said to have been wearing a white and orange striped shirt with tigers on it, along with white pants printed with rocket ships. He was barefoot at the time.
Cheyenne Johnson (left) and her aunt Kasey Locklear hold missing persons posters of Raul Johnson, 4. An Amber Alert has been issues following his disappearance on Wednesay
Raul Johnson was last seen walking away from his home, barefoot, on Wednesday
Johnson is said to be Indian, with black hair and brown eyes, standing about three feet tall and weighing 38 pounds, according to ABC11.
Scotland County Sheriff Ralph Kersey said that about 200 people have been searching for Johnson both on the ground and in the air, while a dive team has been dispatched to a nearby pond, WBTV reported Thursday.
Local K-9 units are also being deployed in Johnson’s search.
Authorities said that this wasn’t the first time that Johnson had walked away from his home. He reportedly went missing for about 25 minutes on Tuesday.
‘You have to watch your own kids,’ Kersey said during a press conference.
Anyone with information about Johnson is asked to call the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 276-3385 or call 911.