A 12-year-old Boy Scout was being sought late Saturday after reportedly disappearing in Doughton Park, authorities said.
Emergency dispatchers in Alleghany County said the boy, who was part of a group camping in the park, was reported missing about 3 p.m. Saturday.
A North Carolina Highway Patrol helicopter was sent to help with the search.
Temperatures were forecast to drop into the 20s overnight.
Let’s hope that this poor kid has learned enough about staying warm until the resuers find him.