Newberry Co. Sheriff: Missing 19-year-old found safe

Published: Sep. 17, 2016 at 5:32 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2016 at 11:27 AM EDT
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NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Newberry County Sheriff's Office has announced a 19-year-old reported missing Saturday afternoon has been found safe.

Deputies say he was located near Pinedale Court on Lake Murray and was examined by medical personnel.

The teen was reported missing for about three hours Saturday morning from an address on Seagull Lane. He left his home on Lake Road, near Lake Murray outside of Prosperity, and then went into a wooded area, according to deputies.

The teen has autism. Investigators did not release his name.

SLED assisted in the search as well as the Sheriff's Office bloodhounds.

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