Multiple agencies, including AST, Mat-Su Borough Emergency Services, the Alaska Army National Guard, Alaska Solstice Search Dogs to name a few, responded to reports of a missing 9-year-old Meadow Lakes boy, who was later found hiding in an RV.
On Thursday morning, residents in the Meadow Lakes area woke up to reports that a 9-year old boy had run away from his home late Wednesday night.
Neighbors in the surrounding community, that included N Gunflint Trail, West Skyview Drive, and Meadow Lakes Drive, were asked to keep an eye out for the boy, that included utilizing their home and business video feeds.
The boy was successfully located hiding in an RV in a wooded area in the Meadow Lakes area early Thursday afternoon.
The response to the missing boy was massive. Throughout the morning and into the afternoon, a multi-agency response was called in to assist with the search. Agencies included West Lakes Fire Department, the Alaska State Troopers, Mat-Su Borough Emergency Services, Northpaw K9, Alaska Solstice Search Dogs, the Alaska Army National Guard, to name a few, along with family and friends.
When word came out on social media, many were also quick to offer assistance, volunteering at the command center and searching their own properties.
Early reports indicate that the boy is not in any danger in his home and there are indications that he ran away as a result of bullying. We reached out to the boy’s mother but have not heard back as of this publication.
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