Missing Johnston Co. child found safe

SMITHFIELD

Adriano Johan Avila was reported missing just after 9 p.m. from his home off Bluegrass Road just north of Selma.

Officials say the boy was out playing with friends. The friends went into a house when they came back outside Adriano was missing.

Officials searched the wooded area with all terrain vehicles. Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison sent a bloodhound unit to assist in the search.

The child was found safe around 11 p.m. in a wooded area near the home.

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