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Missing Hiker, 15, Found Safe And Sound

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Albert Tung was found safe after spending a night in the Santa Monica Mountains alone. (credit: CBS)

Albert Tung was found safe after spending a night in the Santa Monica Mountains alone. (credit: CBS)

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MALIBU (CBS) — Officials Sunday said a missing 15-year-old hiker was found safe and sound.

Authorities say the boy had been missing since 9 p.m. Saturday. The boy found a beach house Sunday morning near the Nichols Canyon State Beach about a mile from where he had been originally lost.

The teen had been on a hike at Leo Carrillo State Beach, west of Malibu, according to a watch commander at the sheriff’s Malibu-Lost Hills station.

Boy Found After Getting Lost Overnight In Santa Monica Mountains:

The boy, later identified as Albert Tung, was camping with his father before deciding to go off and hike on his own.

Lt. Scott Chew of the sheriff’s Malibu-Lost Hills station said, “He came out of the mountains and knocked on the door. He’s a cross country runner, so he’s in pretty good shape.”

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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