Watch: MCTS bus driver rescues lost 5-year-old, found cold and barefoot

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver is being praised for her great work in finding and helping a lost child.

Karen Martinez was driving her bus route early Monday morning, October 9th, when she found a lost 5-year-old boy near the area of 84th and Lancaster just before 7:00 a.m..

The young boy was cold and had no shoes or socks on.

MCTS said Martinez brought him inside the bus to warm up as they waited for police to arrive.

In the video, you can see a passenger on the bus helped by offering the young boy their coat to keep him warm.

According to a MCTS Facebook post, investigators say the 5-year-old has been reunited with his family, thanks to Martinez.

Officials said this is the fifth time in the past year that an MCTS bus driver has found lost children.