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LAKESIDE(CBSDFW.COM) – A 13-year-old boy is found safe after being missing approximately 28 hours.
An Albertsons manager recognized William Cooper in his store as the missing child and called police Monday night.
Police say they will be questioning the teen who was found about four miles from Lake Worth where he’d been fishing.
His parents looked for him Sunday night but didn’t call police until Monday morning. Lakeside police say the boy had never gone missing or run away before.
Cooper’s bicycle and a jacket were found about two blocks from his house near Lake Worth, but there had been no sign of him all day Monday until authorities confirmed the good news around 8:30pm that he was found apparently uninjured.
Game wardens and city marshals spent hours today searching that lake. Volunteers from the Search One Rescue Team provided dogs trained to track humans & locate human remains.
“It’s a great outcome. Anytime you find a 13-year-old it’s a good outcome,” says Lakeside Police Chief Lee Pitts.
Police showed up with the boy’s father to pick him up.
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