Published: Oct 11, 2010 4:48 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 11, 2010 1:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A two year old Deep Creek boy reported missing from his Madre de Dios St. home this morning was found safe, staring up a the Charlotte County Sheriff's Aviation Unit helicopter that was looking for him.

The boy was last seen around 7:15 a.m. and when it was discovered he was not in the home, family members called the CCSO at 8:10 a.m. after a search of the area could not locate the boy. The helicopter was dispatched to the area.

A neighbor had heard people calling for him and went out to the rear of her home and saw the boy standing in her back yard, staring up at the CCSO helicopter at 8:38 a.m. Apparently the noise of the chopper caused him to step out of a wooded area where he had been about a block away from his home. CID detectives were at the end of the child's street looking for the boy and were summoned by the neighbor; he was then returned back to his home.