Townspeople form “chain of life” to find girl lost in cornfield

I found this article about how a whole town turned out to search for a little girl who’d gotten lost in a cornfield at night. They formed a human chain and searched, row by row, until they found her.

One of my brothers was also lost in a cornfield once. He was about fourteen years old. He went to a drinking party at Halloween, drank half a bottle of vodka, wandered off into a cornfield and passed out. It was really cold, freezing or below, and they thought he might freeze to death before they found him. But the sheriff’s department came out with bloodhounds and they found him with no harm done, except he got put on juvenile probation and had to go to alcohol education classes — “drunk school.” Part of the classes included parental involvement, so my dad went, and they asked him why my brother had drunk so much in one sitting like that. He reckoned that my brother just didn’t know how to drink, since neither of my parents drink or keep any alcohol at home, so he didn’t know you shouldn’t drink so much.

3 thoughts on “Townspeople form “chain of life” to find girl lost in cornfield

  1. Princess Shantae September 30, 2010 / 9:24 am

    Plus he was probably trying to show off how macho he could be. There’s not many things dumber than a teenage boy trying to show off. Its like their brain just disconnects.
    Cornfields are good places to get yourself lost in especially if you’re too short to see over the top. That’s why they have corn mazes in the fall.

    • Meaghan September 30, 2010 / 3:31 pm

      The trick is just to walk continuously in one direction. Eventually you’ll find the edge.

  2. Zoe September 30, 2010 / 7:12 pm

    Wow, will have to remember that, ;o) Guess it makes sense, but disorientated in the dark one direction is probably hard to follow anyway!

    What a cute story though, very heart warming. I like to think that I live in a community like that.

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