Missing autistic boy found safe after search

Joshua Michael Potter (Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

December 10, 2011 4:58:12 AM PST
A 15-year-old autistic boy who deputies say wandered away from his home eventually returned safely after an extensive search.Joshua Michael Potter went missing in the area of Raymond Tharrington Road.

Ground crews immediately launched a search for the teen, and a Silver Alert was issued.

Franklin County deputies even deployed thermal imaging technology in an effort to find him.

But, officials say he eventually found his way home and was unharmed.

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