I saw this in the news late last night and this morning. Nothing has turned up yet. Familiar with the area or not, Houston Forrest is no place to get lost.
Damn, it was below freezing in that area too. I hope this child is found alive and well...by some miracle. A name on the child has not yet been released.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Searchers spent the night looking for a 13-year-old boy missing, during freezing conditions, in the Sam Houston National Forest.
A dispatcher with the Walker County Sheriff's Office, Stacie Flores, told The Associated Press that the boy was reported missing shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday. She says the boy was with a junior ROTC unit from Crosby, about 20 miles northeast of Houston.
KHOU-TV reports the boy was participating, with dozens of other youths, in some type of map and compass exercise.
Dog teams were being used in the search.
Temperatures early Monday dipped into the 20s in the area.http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dw....1a589c41.htmlThe boy was among dozens of youths participating in a map-reading exercise. Searchers say he was familiar with wooded terrain.
U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Gay Ippolito (ip-uh-LEE'-toh) says Scouts and other groups sometimes use the forest for merit badges or other activities