Missing 17-year-old from Essa, Ont. found: OPP

OPP are searching for a missing 17-year-old Thornton boy who was last seen in Essa, Ont. Police handout

OPP have located a 17-year-old boy safe after he was reported missing from Essa, Ont. last week.

Joshua Wood was last seen in Essa on Wednesday morning, police say, and is described as a six-foot-three teen weighing 160 pounds with a thin build, blond hair and blue eyes.

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Wood was last seen wearing black Adidas track pants and a charcoal grey hoodie that says “director” on the back and carrying a black backpack, police say, adding that it is believed he did not have a cellphone with him.

Wood was seen leaving his residence and travelling south on Highway 27 in Essa, just before 9 a.m. on Wednesday, according to police.

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The teen boy was reportedly driving a 2010 beige Buick Lucerne with the Ontario licence plate ACFJ 142.

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