Missing Boy Scout Apparently Hitch-Hiked Home

Missing Boy Scout Apparently Hitch-Hiked Home

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(KSL News) -- Boy scout leaders were happy to report today that a teenage scout thought to be lost overnight in the Uintah Mountains turned up at home today.

13-year-old Joshua Christensen was at Camp Steiner with his scout troop when leaders say he started slinging rocks around the campsite. The scoutmaster asked him to stop and took his sling away. Apparently it made him upset and he wandered off.

Missing Boy Scout Apparently Hitch-Hiked Home

Soon the scouts realized he wasn't there and a search began. It didn't end until this morning.

Paul Biesinger, Scout Master: "We, as leaders, immediately started searching around the cabins. And the boys started helping us out, trying to find him here in the camp."

Reid Hall, Director, Camp Steiner: "About 8:00 we had a phone call form the boy's bishop in Salt Lake, telling us that the boy had been found in a neighbor's home."

The boy had apparently hitch-hiked home and stayed at the neighbor's house overnight.

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