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Search for missing toddler to go through the night

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Jake Kimbley. (Source: Smith County Sheriff's Office) Jake Kimbley. (Source: Smith County Sheriff's Office)
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Thermal imaging helicopters have joined in the search for a 2 year old boy who went missing Tuesday while playing a game of hide and seek.

An official with the Smith County Sheriff's Office says three kids were playing hide and seek in a densely-wooded area near FM 16 and CR 373 near Winona, when one child, a two-year-old boy, went missing.

The boy, Jake Kimbley, is described as a two-year-old, weighing about 30 lbs, wearing a red, green and blue onesie with tan pants, and no shoes. On Tuesday night, crews found Jake's clothes and a footprint at a nearby dry creek bank.

Jake was last seen behind his home around 1 Tuesday afternoon.

The Smith County Sheriff's Office says the missing boy is reportedly mentally challenged.

Twenty units, along with local fire departments and an air unit are involved in the search.

Sheriff's officials tell us they are setting up a base near the child's home where volunteers can continue searching throughout the night.

Stay tuned to KLTV.com for the latest developments in this story.

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