Missing 1-year-old girl found on golf course after climbing out of crib, out front door

Posted at 10:47 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 12:47:38-05

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah - A 1-year-old girl is back with her family after she some how climbed out of her crib, through the house and out the front door.

Officers said the 17-year-old babysitter was watching the girl, went to the bathroom and by the time she came back, the child was nowhere to be found.

The sitter searched with neighbors and called 911.

Police searched the house and the surrounding area with K9s and a helicopter.

They eventually found the girl alone, strolling on the Glenmoor Golf Course about two hours later.

"It's not super cold and from what it appears, the child wasn't real affected by it," South Jordan Sgt. Eric Hill said. "She was still doing pretty good and could talk just fine."

The toddler's mother took her to be checked at the hospital as a precaution; she was not harmed.

Officers said no charges will be filled.

They suggested the family install child safety locks on all the doors to keep this from happening in the future.