Lost Girl, 4, Recovered in Cornfield

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HURON, Ohio -- A four-year-old girl was rescued after she became lost in a cornfield.

Just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Paige Williams wandered into a cornfield near her home on River Road in Huron when she became disoriented and couldn't find her way out.

After family members spent several minutes searching, a neighbor called police for help. 

Soon, a search effort was underway in a cornfield that spans more than 90 acres across Erie County.

After a series of twists and turns, an Erie County sheriff's deputy was able to locate Paige about a mile from her home.

"He yelled her name, she responded to that. He encouraged her to keep yelling as loud as she could so he could get to her," said Huron Police Chief Robert Lippert. "The child was fine.  She was scared, tired of walking, happy to be found."

Paige's cousin, Gary Ritter, said, "They were a lot of help. They simmered me down quite a bit."

"The look on their faces, the relief. They thanked everybody a million times out there," said Chief Lippert.

After it was all over, Paige said, "I promise I never go in the corn anymore."

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