Missing autistic 8-year-old boy found alive in Va.

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Associated Press

Posted on October 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM

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.

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