A 6-year-old boy who had not been seen since getting off his school bus Tuesday afternoon near Becker, Minn., was found safe early Wednesday.

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office said the boy, whose name is Ethan, was found safe at about 1:50 a.m., approximately a mile and a half from his home. He was with his dog and was being checked out by paramedics.

The boy had gotten off the bus with his siblings near Hwy. 25 and County Road 16 at 4:10 p.m., then ran off to play with the family dog and hasn’t been seen since.

Late Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office tweeted that 300 volunteers had come out to search for Ethan.They said that number grew to 600.