9-Year-Old Missing Boy Found Alive In Madison County

CLIFTY (KFSM) -- A missing 9-year-old boy with autism has been found alive and well Friday (Sept. 22), according to Madison County Sheriff Rick Evans.

The boy went missing on Thursday (Sept. 21) afternoon, according to Rick Evans, Madison County Sheriff.

After more than 24 hours of searching he was found just before 6 p.m. about a mile and a half from his house in.

"Which is a considerable distance in this terrain and the creek and the heat and the humidity," Evans said.

Evans said Lewis wandered away from his home near Arkansas 23 and Arkansas 12 while playing with a soccer ball.

Before Dylan was found crews found his soccer ball up the creek and K-9 units followed his scent.

"They got on the track from the point of the soccer ball and he was found with the K-9 unit," he said.

Throughout the entire search around 150 volunteers came out to assist in bringing him home safe.