This is wonderful news!
Authorities confirmed Tuesday that a missing 11-year-old scout has been found alive in Utah, four days after he vanished.
Brennan Hawkins (search) was located safe and sound with no major injuries. He was found just before noon near Lily Lake, about five miles northeast of the Boy Scout camp where he was last seen Friday, said Kay Godfrey, director of public relations for the Great Salt Lake Council.
“He was extremely hungry and thirsty,” Sheriff Dave Edmunds said. “He looked like he was in excellent shape to me.”
Edmunds said Hawkins did not want to talk much but after drinking some water and eating some food he expressed interest in a volunteer’s cell phone video game. Edmunds said he didn’t tell rescuers much except that he wanted to see his mother.
Hawkins was being transported by ambulance to a Primary Children’s Medical Center (search) in Salt Lake City to be checked up.
The boy’s uncle, Bob Hawkins, tearfully thanked searchers after the boy’s discovery was confirmed.