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Missing 12-year-old boy in Oceanside found safe

Posted: 1:33 PM, Jan 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-25 22:50:30Z

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - A 12-year-old North County boy who went missing Monday morning was found unharmed about six hours later, playing hooky by hiding in a wooded area near Calavera Lake.

Seventh-grader Colton Knippel disappeared from Oak Riparian Park in Oceanside about 8 a.m., according to police.

The errant youngster was found about 2 p.m. in a brushy area south of the park, Lt. Karen Laser said. He was in good condition and was reunited with his family.