The 9 year old boy had been climbing the mountain via the Minffordd path with his father. The child was ranging ahead in the sunshine and was last spotted on the west ridge before the summit. When the father reached the summit he was shocked to see that the son was not there as expected and raised the alarm.
A Team volunteer, already on the mountain, was quickly able to make contact with the father at the summit and get a detailed account of events. Team members were deployed to all major routes off the mountain to contain the search area and quiz descending walkers. Given the age of the missing person, air support was requested and the Coast Guard Helicopter R936, which was already airborne, arrived on scene quickly. Just as plans for search taskings were being formulated, North Wales Police received a call saying the boy had been found, alive and well and walking down the Foxes path on the wrong side of the mountain.
As Team volunteers met up with the child, the father was escorted down by a Team member and a Snowdonia National Park Ranger. The pair were reunited at Ty Nant car park and given a lift back around the mountain to their own car in a team vehicle.