Toddler found in Encinitas, reunited with his parents


A 2-year-old boy found wandering alone at Cottonwood Creek Park on North Vulcan Avenue in Encinitas this afternoon, July 15, has been reunited with his parents.

The boy’s parents called the Sheriff’s Department to report him missing at 6 p.m. when they discovered he was not at his preschool for pickup. The boy and his sibling were dropped off at the preschool at 9 a.m. The preschool had a “park day” activity today. At some point, there was a mix up in the head count and the students returned to the preschool without the boy.

No charges will be filed against the parents. The preschool is not being named at this time because the investigation is ongoing. The Sheriff’s Department thanks the public and the media for helping get the word out on this incident.

This is all the information available at this time. The family is also asking for privacy.

- Submitted press release