Missing Boy Found

Missing Boy Found

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HAMLIN VALLEY, Utah (AP) -- Iron County officials say a four-year-old boy who was missing in southwestern Utah has been found safe.

The boy was found around 11:30 last night asleep in an old cabin.

Iron County Sheriff's Sergeant Wayne Peterson says the boy was on a family outing to get wood near Hamlin Valley about 70 miles north of Cedar City. He was playing with some other children but got separated in the late afternoon.

The families searched for a couple of hours, then called Iron County. The search and rescue team was mobilized and had been searching for about an hour when two local volunteers who hunted in the area checked the cabin.

Peterson says the scare was worth it when he saw the boy reunited with his parents.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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