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Teams search for Boy Scout

Associated Press

PARK CITY, Utah – Search-and-rescue teams combed an area of eastern Utah on Saturday looking for an 11-year-old Boy Scout who went missing overnight.

The boy was last seen Friday afternoon at a camp about 50 miles northeast of Kamas in Summit County. Fellow Scouts, rescuers with dogs and a helicopter from the Utah Department of Public Safety had joined the search.

“Every resource we have available to us we’re utilizing now,” said Summit County Chief Deputy Dave Booth.

The boy was last seen wearing a sweat shirt, shorts and tennis shoes. Booth said temperatures in the region only dropped into the 50s during the night.

“It was breezy and windy, but I don’t think it was anything that was going to cause him to be hypothermic right now,” he said.

The county includes the Uinta Mountains, where a 12-year-old Boy Scout has been missing since last August.

In 2003, a mother and daughter went missing while hiking when they were apparently caught by a snowstorm. Their remains were found last summer.

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