MIO — Shortly before noon on Tuesday missing 2-year-old Gabriella Roselynn Vitale was found alive after she was reported missing Monday in Oscoda County. 

Nothing more was available to report at this time but more than 50 searchers were in the woods looking for the toddler including the Department of Natural Resources, US Forest Service, Michigan State Police, Oscoda County Sheriff's Deputies and Michigan Search and Rescue. 

The Oscoda County Sheriff's Office and the Michigan State Police were jointly looking for Gabriella after she was reported missing at 8:15 a.m. Monday. Oscoda County Deputies were sent to a wood area about 3/4 miles west of M-33 on Reber Road in Comins Township where they met with the child's family, according to a release by police.

Family members reported they are from the Monroe area and had been camping since late last week. They were preparing to leave Monday morning when they lost track of Gabriella, according to police. Since the initial report, deputies and troopers including canine teams and the MSP helicopter Trooper 3 and DNR Officers were searching the area.

Gabriella had been seen wearing a pink zip-up coat and pink bottoms. She was believed to be wearing tennis shoes and to have a grey shirt under the jacket. Gabriella’s pink jacket was located Monday several hundred yards southeast from where she was last seen. 

On Tuesday, the MSP Emergency Support Team were assigned to the area to help assist with the search. 

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