9-year-old with autism found safe near Stanton

Montcalm County
Kevin Yarrington

An undated courtesy photo of Kevin Yarrington.

STANTON, Mich. (WOOD) — A 9-year-old boy with autism who walked away from his Stanton-area home has been found and is OK, officials say.

Kevin Yarrington walked away from his home shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday. Michigan State Police brought in dogs and helicopter to look for him.

He was found before 5 p.m. MSP says a landowner about a mile from Kevin’s house heard the boy was missing and went looking around his property. He ultimately spotted Kevin’s red sweatshirt and found the boy hiding by a log in the woods.

Police said it looked like he was in good condition, but that he would be checked out as a precaution.

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