NFL Quarterback Helps Find Missing Child

Derek Carr retweeted an Amber Alert on Saturday
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2017 2:20 PM CST
Police say Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr did his part to find a missing child on Saturday.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – It appears something good came of Derek Carr's broken leg, which arguably cost his Oakland Raiders a win in the first round of the NFL playoffs. Instead of spending Saturday taking on the New England Patriots, the quarterback retweeted a notice about a missing Oakland toddler to his 247,000 Twitter followers, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Police say one Twitter user saw the Amber Alert message and called 911 after seeing a car matching the description, leading to police finding the child safe. "So it appears the secret to sharing local missing child info is a [retweet] by your local NFL QB," Lt. Chris Bolton tweeted. Carr responded to thank the police for "letting me know they are safe." (Read more Amber Alert stories.)

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