The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department said emergency crews in Vienna Township found an autistic boy that was reported missing early Saturday night.
Christian Bernard, 13, was reported missing around 5:30 p.m. by his mother. She said she went inside the house to drop off some groceries and left Bernard outside playing basketball. When she returned outside, he was missing.
Police and fire crews were stationed in the 800 block of Sodom Hutchings Road as they searched for the boy. The Ohio State Patrol was called in as well as a K-9 unite and a search helicopter.
The boy was found at Wagon Trails Animal Park on Route 193 in Vienna. He was unharmed.