Missing teenager lost in national forest found
A 13-year-old boy who has not yet been identified has been found after getting lost in the Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, reported MSNBC.
According to the Associated Press the boy is a junior ROTC member who was on a map-reading exercise with dozens of other youth before he went missing on Sunday morning around 11.
The boy, carrying only a map and compass, was found early Monday morning after a search that began after the boy was reported missing around 5p.m. Sunday.
Officials told MSNBC that they were worried about the boys safety in the cold weather.
"With what he's just having on, and it's near freezing right now, hypothermia is always a major factor," said Montgomery County Search and Rescue Commander Steve Degner, speaking to MSNBC.
The Associated Press reported that the search was done with horses, dogs and a helicopter, and that temperatures Sunday night were below freezing.
Roughly 400 students were participating in the map activity. (MSNBC)