Search Underway For Missing Tennessee Toddler Noah Chamberlin

The blond, blue-eyed boy hasn't been seen since Thursday, though authorities say there's "no reason" to suspect foul play.

A search is underway for a missing 2-year-old Tennessee boy who authorities say hasn't been seen since Thursday. 

Noah Chamberlin was hiking with his grandmother and sister in the woods near his family's Pinson home, southeast of Jackson, when the toddler somehow became separated and vanished around 1:30 p.m., WMCA-TV reported.

Noah Chamberlin, 2, of Pinson, Tennessee, has been missing since Thursday afternoon, authorities say.
Noah Chamberlin, 2, of Pinson, Tennessee, has been missing since Thursday afternoon, authorities say.

An Endangered Missing Child Alert describes the boy as 2 feet tall and about 25 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans.

Chester County Sheriff Blair Weaver, speaking to WMCA-TV, said that there is "no reason" to believe foul play was involved.

"It is a search and rescue mission," he said. "We have total faith that we're going to find Noah and we're going to bring him home safe."

The state's bureau of investigations is aiding local authorities' hunt.

Meanwhile, dozens of law enforcement volunteers have gathered to help in the search.

Civilians also volunteered for Sunday's search, but the Chester County Sheriff's Department said that they weren't needed at the moment. 

"The need may arise later for civilian volunteers, please stay tuned for updates," the department posted on its Facebook page. "We would like to thank everyone that has volunteered. Our main goal is to bring Noah home!"

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