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Child Found Barefoot, Alone At Mattapan Playground Reunited With Family

MATTAPAN (CBS) -- Boston Police have reunited a young boy with his family nearly 24 hours after he was found wandering barefoot at a Mattapan playground.

Police said the boy, who was in good health, was found around 6:33 p.m. Saturday wandering around the Ryan Playground on River Street. The boy, who told police his first name is Adriel, is believed to be between two and three years old.

"It's very shocking and sad that a little kid would be walking around with his parents," a concerned parent told WBZ-TV.

"It's terrifying; if I ever lost my child, I'd be heartbroken, I'd be searching until I find them," another parent said.

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The child, who told police his name is Adriel, was found barefoot and alone at a Mattapan playground. (Boston Police Department)

Police said nobody had reported the child missing.

According to police, the boy is about two feet tall, weighs about thirty pounds, and has a medium brown complexion with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a grey t-shirt and riding a red tricycle when found.

The boy was taken into custody by the Department of Children and Families while the agency investigates the incident.

Police say no charges have been filed.

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