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Missing 12-year-old Prince George boy found cold, hungry but safe

Search-and-Rescue crews assemble to search for a missing 12-year-old boy in Hixon on Wednesday. CKPG

Prince George RCMP say a 12-year-old boy who had been missing since Wednesday evening has been located and is safe.

The boy was cold and hungry, with a few bruises, but was otherwise unhurt when he was found by Quesnel Search and Rescue, police said.

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It was not immediately clear where the boy was found, or how far it was from where he had been reported missing.

Police and local search and rescue used drones and a dog team to trace the boy, to the area of Highway 97S Wednesday, but lost track of him from there, RCMP Const. Jen Cooper said.

Rescuers had set up a command post in Hixson Wednesday and were focusing their efforts south of there.

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Editor’s note: Police have issued a correction stating that the missing boy is 12, rather than 13 years old as they originally reported.

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