Toddler Jake Jordan was reunited with his family after a public appeal by the police for his safety and whereabouts. 

According to police, the 3-year-old was located "safe and well" this morning after a Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) Alert was issued. 

Earlier today, An Garda Síochána called for public assistance to locate the child and his father, Patrick Somers, who has since been arrested in connection with this investigation. 

The incident happened in Bunclody, Co. Wexford. Gardaí appealed for help tracking the 30-year-old man and his 3-year-old son in a red Ford Focus hatchback vehicle. 

Jordan was reportedly taken from his home at Saint Marys Villas "following an incident" at approximately 1.15am on Monday morning.

"An Garda Síochána believe there is an immediate and serious risk to the health and welfare of Jake Jordan and have launched a CRI alert. Patrick Somers is described as well built, approximately 6ft tall, with short brown hair (greying at the sides)," the police body wrote on Facebook in a post that was shared over 25,000 times.

A garda spokesman told the Irish Mirror that the CRI alert has been canceled and that they want to thank the public for their assistance.

"We would like to thank the public, media and other agencies for assistance provided during this alert," the spokesperson added.

Child Rescue Ireland alerts are extremely rare, with this being merely the seventh one issued since its inception in 2012.

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