Clayton Foskey, 2, Is Found Dead After Wandering Away From Pasco County Home

The body of a 2-year-old who wandered away from his Florida home has been found, officials said early Thursday.

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Clayton Foskey. Pasco County Sheriff's Office

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said it received a call at around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday that Clayton Foskey had "wandered away" from his home in Hudson, Florida.

A massive multi-agency search effort was launched, with 60 deputies on the ground in addition to K-9s, helicopters and a marine unit.

Officials alerted the public to the search for the missing boy, who had bug bites on his arms and was wearing a blue t-shirt.

About four hours after Foskey was reported missing a K-9 team picked up a small footprint near the water about 150 yards away from the toddler's home, the sheriff's office said in a statement.

Foskey's body was then found in four feet of water, the statement added.