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.”
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