Child found alone, wandering Fort Myers streets

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers woman was in the right place at the right time to rescue a child from a dangerous situation.

Tasmia Green found a 4-year-old boy wandering the streets all alone on Tuesday, in the sweltering heat.

It was close to 90 degrees outside when he was spotted at Central Avenue and Morado Street.

“He was frightened, he was dehydrated, hasn’t ate, nothing. Just crying his heart out,” said Green.

“He was really scared. He ran to his rescue like I was his parent and he was really scared,” said Green.

Green tells only WINK News she was driving down Central Avenue and saw the 4-year-old crying and confused.

“Somebody could have took him,” she said.

Green says she jumped out of her car and rescued the boy, who she says, was soaked in sweat.

“Anything could have happened to that little boy. He could have ran out there on Winkler and got hit anywhere, got hit by a car just walking on the side of the road,” said Green.

Green called 911 and Fort Myers police swarmed to the scene and tried to to find the boys parents.
Lynette Powell says they were no where to be found.

“We asked him if he had eaten and he said he hadn’t eaten,” said Powell.

“He was in shock. Like he was panicking because he didn’t know where he was going,” said Powell.

The boy was returned to his home with the help of Fort Myers police officers. Our WINK News crew did not see anyone arrested.

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