The search continued Sunday for Maddox Scott Ritch. Gastonia Police say the boy, who is autistic and non-verbal, disappeared Saturday afternoon while with his parents at Rankin Lake Park.
The City of Gastonia said more than two dozen law enforcement agencies, fire departments and emergency management units from Gaston, Lincoln and Spartanburg Counties and Charlotte have joined the search. The missing boy is 4 feet tall, with blonde hair.
Gastonia Police are asking anyone with information in the case to call 704-869-1075.