UPDATE (5:21 p.m. Wednesday): Police say they have found the missing boy safe and he has been reunited with his family.
CHULA VISTA (KGTV) -- The Chula Vista Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a missing Otay Ranch boy.
Police say they received a call at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon from a mother who said her 11-year-old son wasn’t home.
Officers responded and are now searching an area in the 1500 block of El Prado.
A Chula Vista police helicopter was seen circling the Village of Montecito neighborhood announcing a description of the boy.
The child, a Hispanic male, was last seen wearing a blue "Smurf" short-sleeved shirt and black shorts, according to police. Police say the boy stands 5-foot tall with a thin build.
A person describing himself as the child's father posted a Facebook message pleading for the community's help locating his son.
"Hi FB fam.....my son Santigo is missing. Chula Vista vicinity," wrote Sergio Quero along with a picture of the boy.
Anyone with information about the boy's whereabouts are asked to call the Chula Vista Police Department