Posted: Jul 13, 2013 3:15 PM by MTN News
HAMILTON - A Darby boy who went missing on Thursday night while picking mushrooms with friends has been found.
Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman says the boy walked out of the woods on Saturday afternoon, adding that at first glance, the boy appears to be healthy.
The boy became separated from his friends at around 3 p.m. Thursday while the group was picking mushrooms in the Hughes Creek, area south of Darby.
He used his cell phone to call his parents and told them that he was lost and needed help. His parents looked for him until about 11 p.m. on Thursday, and then called for help.
Ravalli County Search and Rescue had been looking for the boy since late Thursday. A private chopper, Life Flight and a helicopter from Bozeman were used throughout the day on Friday to search for the missing teen.
A private ATV group, Lemhi County, Idaho law enforcement and dog teams from around the state were also brought in to aid in the search.
The boy's name is not being released at this time.