Boone police search for missing 19-year-old man



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BOONE, N.C. (AP) — A helicopter has been used in the search for a 19-year-old college student who went missing from a North Carolina mountain town several days ago.

The Boone Police Department said in a news release Sunday that Caldwell Community College student James Martin Roberts was last seen Thursday afternoon. The man had been living in Boone.

Police say he was seen near Appalachian State University campus, and a Highway Patrol helicopter was used Saturday to search for him.

His parents released a statement through police asking him to come home or call. The family of the man, originally from Kernersville, is concerned because it's unlike him to be out of touch. He likes hiking, camping and the outdoors.

Police are asking people to come forward with any information about his whereabouts.

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