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Autistic teen who wandered from home is located, unharmed

Posted 20 July 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess

MEDINA – A Medina teenager who suffers from autism and a bi-polar disorder was located and returned home safely last night after being missing for close to an hour.

Deputies were called by the boy’s family after he wandered off into a wooded area that’s part of a 100-acre parcel of land in the Town of Ridgeway.

Environmental Conservation Law Enforcement joined the search as well as firefighters from Ridgeway, Albion and Lyndonville.

Deputy T.C. Marano and the boy’s father located the youth at around 6:40 p.m. He was uninjured and returned home without further incident.