The father of a three-year-old boy found after 20 hours ... says the community's help was amazing.
Axle disappeared yesterday in Tolaga Bay -- after wandering off with a neighbour's dog.
He was found today after a huge search and rescue operation.
His father, Glen, says hundreds were involved in the search, with some even jumping into the river at 10.30 last night to look for him.
He says Axle and his mother are in Gisborne hospital where they'll stay overnight.
Tolaga Bay Civil Defence manager Greg Shelton spoke to Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford about the search and rescue operation.