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Monday, June 27, 2011

10 year old with autism FOUND in pond ... ALIVE AND OK

Police Return Wandering Autistic Boy to Parents - Newtown, CT Patch

A family had a scare on Sunday after their 10-year-old autistic boy went missing in the woods behind their home, police said.

The boy's mother called police shortly before 2 p.m. to report that her son had wandered off from their home on Winton Farm Road, police said.

A short time later, two officers who responded to the area to search Planters Choice, 140 Huntingtown Road spotted the boy in a pond, police said. The boy was attempting to get out of the water, police said. The officers went into the pond and was able to remove the child and return him uninjured to his parents, police said.

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