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Gaston County Emergency Management, NC
Sunday September 23rd, 2018 :: 02:21 p.m. EDT


Missing Child ALERT

Emergency Services authorities in Gastonia need your help in locating a missing child: Maddox Scott Ritch, 6 years old, white male, 4 feet tall, and 45 pounds. Missing from Rankin Lake Park (1750 Rankin Lake Road / Gastonia, NC). Last seen wearing an orange t-shirt with writing "I am the man" and black shorts with white stripe. If spotted please call 704-869-1075.


Please take a moment to survey your property looking in structures, vehicles, trash cans, boxes, etc. where a small child could hide. If spotted please call 704-869-1075 immediately.

Gaston County Emergency Management, NC
615 N. Highland Street
Gastonia, NC 28053

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 704-866-3350

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Extreme - Extraordinary threat to life or property
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Law enforcement, military, homeland and local/private security
Missing Child

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