Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Missing autistic teenager found in good spirits - Alamogordo Daily News

Missing autistic teenager found in good spirits - Alamogordo Daily News

An autistic 15-year-old El Paso boy is back home safe Monday with his family after he went missing from his family members at White Sands National Monument while they were sledding on the sand dunes Sunday.

Monument spokeswoman Becky Wiles said Angelo Baca was found walking around 10:15 a.m. in the sand dune field carrying his round pink sled by an Air Force Black Hawk helicopter out of Kirtland Air Force Base. Baca had been missing for about 19 hours.

"He was found in good health and spirits," Wiles said. "He was walking in the dunes approximately six miles from the point he was last seen. He was flown to the command post and reunited with his family. He was waving friendly to the helicopter. He was hungry and thirsty."


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