A 13-year-old boy who ran away from a wilderness program for wayward youth has been sighted in Washington County, prompting Beaver County officials to cancel their plans to search for him.
Roberto Madrigal, who is from California, had been in The Redcliff Ascent wilderness therapy program for about a month when he was reported missing on Tuesday. It was feared that he was at risk, without water in the remote desert area of western Beaver County.
But, according to the Beaver County Sheriff's Office, Madrigal was seen near Enterprise on Thursday, prompting the cancellation of the planned search. “A positive ID was reported in Washington County of him and BCSO no longer feels he is located in our area,” the sheriff's office posted on Facebook.
The boy has not yet been located by authorities as of Friday morning, however.