Missing boy found in good health by Canine Unit

RUDYARD TOWNSHIP — An 11 year-old boy who went missing for almost three hours on Friday was located in good health by a Canine Unit.

At 7:45 p.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post were dispatched to a residence in Rudyard Township for a report of a missing 11 year-old child. The child was reported as being autistic and wearing only a shirt and pants with no jacket.

The parents said the child has walked away from the residence and he could not be located in the area nearby woods and fields. Troopers and the Canine Unit began searching the area for the child while U.S. Border Patrol Units and the Department of Natural Resources searched the surrounding roads. Michigan State Police Aviation Unit also used a helicopter in the search.

At 10:40 p.m., the child was located by the Canine Unit in a hunting cabin, which was approximately one mile from his residence. The child was cold and wet, but was otherwise found in good health.

He was returned to his parents and evaluated by Kinross EMS. No medical treatment was sought.