Boy, 5, rescued at Sleeping Bear Dunes
A 5-year-old boy who went missing in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Traverse City was found safe Friday, officials said.
WPBN-TV reported that the boy with autism was reported missing to the National Parks Service by his parents.
At 6:30 p.m. Friday, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center notified a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan for air assistance to help locate the boy, who went missing in the park for more than an hour.
The Coast Guard Air Station launched a Jayhawk helicopter at 8:30 p.m. and by 9:15 p.m., the crew found the missing boy.
A rescue swimmer was lowered to remain with him until first responders from the Glen Lake Fire Department could reach the location. Members of the fire department then reunited the boy with his parents. Officials said the boy was listed in good condition.
Details on how the boy went missing were not disclosed.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.