‘It was a tragic accident’ — 2-year-old Tenn. boy found dead

Posted at 7:20 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 19:24:58-05

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. — Crews found the body of 2-year-old Noah Chamberlin on Thursday afternoon, according to WREG.

Noah went missing on January 14 while walking through a wooded area with his grandmother and sister.

The boy was found dead by rescue crews about a mile from the home.

“It was a tragic accident,” Chester County Sheriff Blair Weaver said through tears. Weaver was adamant no foul play was involved in Noah’s disappearance.

On Wednesday, the search crews added a few hundred more acres to the more than 1,000 already searched. Law enforcement had covered roughly 1,000 acres of land searching for Noah.  He was found on the outskirts of an area previously searched.

Police have asked the public to keep the victim’s family in their thoughts and prayers.