6-Year-Old Boy Alone In The Cold

A scare for first responders and a Council Bluffs family...a six-year-old boy is out alone in the cold.

He's okay now.

Just after seven this morning, a man got ready to take his wife to work but his young son was still sound asleep.

The man left knowing he'd only be "a few minutes" left the boy at home alone.

But fifteen minutes later, dad returned to find the boy gone.

Dad then called the police.

As it turns out, the boy woke up, saw he was alone and decided to walk to his cousin's house about half a mile away.

The boy's aunt called police to let them know he was okay.

The boy was dressed only in pajamas in the zero degree cold.

He was out in the cold for just minutes and suffered some "frost nip" but he'll be okay.

Police say they and Health and Human Services are investigating.

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