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Missing autistic 8-year-old boy found alive in Va.; had wandered away from family on walk
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ' Authorities say an 8-year-old autistic boy who has been missing since wandering away from his family at a park on Sunday has been found alive.
Hanover County Sheriff David Hines says Robert Wood Jr. was found in a creek bed in a fetal position around 2 p.m. Friday and reunited with his family. Wood was in good condition but taken to a hospital for treatment.
The boy was found at a quarry about a mile from North Anna Battlefield Park, where he disappeared while on a walk with family on Sunday.
Wood was the focus of an intense search involving thousands of volunteers around the park.