October 26, 2006

Search For Missing Boy Ends Quickly

A report of a missing boy sent dozens of volunteers into action on a cold, rainy Saturday evening in Scotland County.

Searchers from the local fire departments, sheriffs department and other emergency service workers converged on a home on Highway 136 six miles east of Memphis after an 11-year-old Colorado boy was reported missing from the residence at 6:30 p.m.

The boys family reported the youth had left the residence approximately one hour earlier without shoes or a coat.

Searchers began to comb the farm and adjoining ground before learning the youngster had been located at 6:59 p.m. at a neighbors residence.

We met at the property and had just completed organizing the searchers five minutes earlier when we were notified that the boy had been found at a neighbors down the road, stated Sheriffs Deputy Brian Whitney.

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