MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A pheasant hunter is credited with finding a child with autism after she went missing Saturday in central Minnesota for about three hours.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office says the child’s mother called authorities after her 9-year-old girl went missing around 4 p.m. from her home in Raymond.

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Sheriff’s deputies and personnel from several other local agencies responded to search for the girl in the corn fields near her home. Two local pilots even offered their hand in the search.

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Shortly before 7 p.m., a pheasant hunter, identified as Lake Lilian firefighter Daniel Kiecher, reported hearing the child yelling for help.

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The girl was found in a north field north of where the search was focused.