Missing Highlands Ranch teen with special needs found safe

10:09 AM, Dec 29, 2012   |    comments
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Sgt. Ron Hanavan with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department said search and rescue crews were dispatched when the boy was first reported missing from the Spring Hill neighborhood around 7:30 p.m. Friday night.

Hanavan said crews searched through the night and into the early hours of the morning.

At 2:00 a.m., emergency notification calls went out due to the frigid temperatures, the amount of time the teen was missing, and the child's medical needs.

A Littleton Police officer found the boy outside, unharmed, around 2:20 a.m. and calls to cancel the emergency notification went out a short time later.

(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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