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Lost 16-year-old found safe near Rib Mountain


Marathon County authorities say a missing 16-year-old from Kronenwetter was found safe early this morning after being lost in the woods.

A Lieutenant with the Marathon County sheriff's department says the boy called his mother before midnight on Friday saying he was lost. His mother then called the Kronenwetter police department to help locate him.

Authorities say a search soon began focusing on the area around Grouse Lane and North Mountain Road. The Marathon County Sheriff's Department assisted. The Rib Mountain Fire Department was also called in and used six wheelers to try and find the boy.

A helicopter from Aspirus was also used to search the woods with a spotlight. Police say the search lasted for several hours until a deputy found the boy walking along Rib Mountain Way just after 3 o'clock in the morning.

Officials with the Marathon County Sheriff's Department say the boy was not injured.

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