Authorities have found a 15-year-old boy who had been missing since Tuesday night.
According to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s report, John “Calvin” Felso returned home on his own just before noon Thursday. He was described as safe and reunited with his family.
Sheriff’s Capt. Tim House said the agency had not yet talked with Felso about his whereabouts or why he disappeared.
“Our first concern obviously was making sure he was OK,” said House, adding that the boy had been taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth.
“He’d been out all night so we wanted to make sure that he wasn’t hurt.”
The low temperature overnight Wednesday was near 32 degrees.
Felso had last been seen about 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Oakmont subdivision off Atlanta Highway.
The neighborhood is near Midway Elementary School in southwestern Forsyth.
House said deputies checked different areas, including Fowler Park and the Big Creek Greenway, all day Wednesday and into Thursday morning in hopes of finding Felso.
The search involved tracking dogs and other efforts.
According to authorities, Felso may have been in need of immediate medical attention, though House said he couldn’t provide any details due to patient privacy laws.
The sheriff’s office begins looking for juveniles once their parents report them missing, House said.
“If the parent has exhausted their immediate means to locate the child, then we engage immediately,” he said.