Missoula County police, Missoula County Search and Rescue team, Highway Patrol and the United States Forest Service have rescued a five-month old baby from remote woodland, where he was buried alive. 

A police statement on social media said that child, who was found face down under piles of sticks and debris, was left unattended in the cold for minimum of nine hours.

The child was taken to the hospital and was treated for minor scrapes and bruises. "For the officers who were present for this event, it's especially hard knowing what this small baby endured in the last 24 hours. Sheriff McDermott would like to thank those who assisted in the search and those who called 911, helping first responders bring this baby to safety," said the authority, according to Mirror. 

Police was tipped off after a 32-year-old man was seen acting suspiciously in the Lolo Hot Springs area. According to reports, he was seen making threats with a gun.

Police rushed to the spot only to find that the man had left the area, however they learnt that he was seen with a small baby, who is now missing.

The accused, identified as Francis Carlton Crowley, was later nabbed and he admitted that he buried the baby in the woods.

Crowley currently faces felony charges and is expected to appear in the court on Wednesday.