7-year-old autistic boy who ran away found safe in Moss Point Tuesday
MOSS POINT, Miss. (WXXV) — Moss Point Police say that 7-year-old Carson, who has autism, has been found safe and unharmed following a six hour search Tuesday.
Police Chief Brandon Ashley says Carson was found in an abandoned house off of Elderferry Street, in the same area where he reportedly took his clothes off.
Carson ran away from the area near Cracker Barrel and Comfort Inn near Interstate 10 Exit 69 around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and was only wearing a diaper.
Police used drones, bloodhound dogs, and helicopter services from outside agencies.
The Coast Guard also sent a helicopter with thermal imaging and night vision capabilities.
Carson was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
The Moss Point Police Department says the following agencies assisted in the search:
- Pascagoula Police Department
- City of Moss Point Fire Department
- Jackson County Sheriff’s Department
- US Coast Guard
- Mississippi Highway Patrol
- Clearwater Solutions
- Mississippi Bureau of Investigations
- Mississippi Department of Transportation
- Jackson County Fire District
- South MS Metro Enforcement Team
- Safe Streets Task Force
- Department of Marine Resources