KIMBOLTON -- A five-and-a-half hour manhunt for a 12-year-old boy missing in the woods near a Rocky Fork Road facility came to a successful conclusion when the youth was found at approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The boy, whose identity was not released by authorities, reportedly became lost about 6 p.m.
Law enforcement personnel, volunteer firefighters and civilian volunteers searched the area around Grand Haven Resort for hours using thermal imaging devices, four-wheelers and horses.
A K-9 unit from the Newcomerstown Police Department also responded to the scene in northern Guernsey County.
According to reports, a manager at Grand Haven Resort called 911 at 7:45 p.m. reporting the 12-year-old boy was missing in the woods. She provided a physical description along with the clothing he was wearing.
At that time, deputies, Liberty volunteer firefighters and the Guernsey County Mounted Search and Rescue Unit were dispatched to assist with the search being conducted by individuals on two horses and a four-wheeler.
At 8:30 p.m., thermal imaging devices were requested from the Antrim and Quaker City volunteer fire departments. Personnel from the Old Washington department also responded.
The boy was eventually found unharmed at 11:37 p.m., according to a radio log at the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office.
During the search, a squad was requested for an individual having difficulty breathing. United Ambulance was dispatched.
No additional information regarding the incident was available.