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Missing Youth Found In Mount Pleasant

A youth who resides at the Goldsmith Center on the grounds of Hawthorne Cedar Knolls -- missing since Monday -- was found in the Rolling Hills section of Thornwood.
A youth who resides at the Goldsmith Center on the grounds of Hawthorne Cedar Knolls -- missing since Monday -- was found in the Rolling Hills section of Thornwood. Photo Credit: Mount Pleasant Police

THORNWOOD, N.Y. -- A young, male who Mount Pleasant police said went missing for two days was found safe on Wednesday night, authorities said.

"Bruce," who has autism, was rescued after an extensive search by the Town of Mount Pleasant Police Department, a bloodhound led by New York State Police and a Westchester County Police helicopter crew.

Mount Pleasant police plan to release more details about the rescue and the boy's medical condition on Thursday.

The unidentified youth was being examined at a Westchester County hospital overnight after he was located about 9 p.m., according to Mount Pleasant police.

Wednesday's search -- as reported here earlier by Daily Voice -- was assisted by dozens of area residents. They focused on the Rolling Hills neighborhood in Thornwood near Columbus Avenue and Nannyhagen Road, according to police.

During the hour leading up to Bruce's discovery, a helicopter flown by Westchester County Police circled a wooded area where the youth ultimately was found.

He is a resident of the Goldsmith Center located on the grounds of Hawthorne Cedar Knolls, police said.

The youth, whose age was not disclosed, had been missing since Monday, Aug. 1.

Earlier Wednesday, police warned the public that the missing youth does not get along well with strangers and could become violent. The boy has limited communication skills.

Police described him as wearing a long sleeve navy blue and gray hoodie, black pants and black and gray sneakers. He was last seen headed toward woods behind the Hawthorne campus near Sutton Park and the dead end area of Rolling Hills Road.

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