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Searchers Find Missing Man, Boy in Harnett County

Posted October 28, 2007 6:31 a.m. EDT
Updated October 28, 2007 8:41 a.m. EDT

— A 41-year-old man and his 6-year-old neighbor were found safe early Sunday morning after they got lost in the woods while four-wheeling on Saturday.

A mobile command center was set up at Macedonia Baptist Church in Harnett County overnight after the man called home around 7 p.m. and reported they were lost near Shearon Harris Lake.

During the call, the man's cell phone died, so dozens of searchers on four-wheelers were called out to help. Wake County authorities also had a boat on the lake, just in case.

Authorities said the sound of the searchers' four-wheelers led the man and boy to safety. They were cold and wet, but otherwise OK, officials said.

About 50 people were involved in the search, which was headed up by the Harnett County Search and Rescue.

Authorities did not release the names of the man and boy.