The first child ever rescued by an AMBER Alert in the USA is headed to college. Eighteen years ago, Rae-Leigh Bradbury was taken from her home in Arlington, Texas (USA) at just eight weeks old by a babysitter.

Two days after Bradbury disappeared, the newly created AMBER Alert system, named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old who was kidnapped and murdered in Arlington two years before, helped someone spot the babysitter’s turquoise truck.

It only took 90 minutes, before someone recognised the child. Bradbury was found by police asleep in a car seat. The infant was dirty and hungry but otherwise safe.

Source: NBC News