13-year-old found hungry but unharmed after running away from youth program in Utah desert

(Courtesy Beaver County Sheriff's Office) Roberto Madrigal

A 13-year-old boy who ran away from a wayward-youths facility in a remote area of Beaver County on Thursday was found Saturday morning.

After reports of sightings in Washington County that caused Beaver County Sheriff’s Office to call off its search, staffers with the Redcliff Ascent wilderness therapy program found Roberto Madrigal about 10 a.m., sitting on the side of the road in Beaver County, program spokesman Steve Schultz said.

Schultz said the California boy had kept hydrated after running away into the desert and was hungry but otherwise OK.

Madrigal will be transported to a facility that has more security.