Teen with special needs reported missing near Centerville found safe

Posted at 9:51 PM, Aug 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-13 00:20:40-04

UPDATE: The Davis County Sheriff’s Office confirmed at 10:15 p.m. Saturday that the missing teen has been found and is safe.

Police say a hiker found the teen and guided him down the mountain. Cole is safe and is being checked out by medical personnel.

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DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Authorities in Davis County are searching for a 15-year-old boy in the mountains above Centerville City, and they say the teen has special needs and functions at the level of a 5-year-old.

According to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, Colt McClellan was hiking with his family when he ran off and up the mountain in the area of the “V” above Centerville City.

Sgt. DeAnne Servey said while the teen was last seen heading east and going up the mountain, it’s possible that he later doubled back and is wandering somewhere within the city.

Colt stands 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. The teen has blue eyes and light brown hair and was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, gray jeans and blue shoes.

Anyone who sees Colt should call Davis County Dispatch at 801-451-4150 or 911.

Search and rescue personnel are searching the area with the help of bloodhounds and a helicopter.