Rescuers Recall Search For Missing Child


Last updated 6/21/2017 at 8:35pm

Last Thursday’s successful search for a missing 10-year-old autistic boy in the Turkey Pen Road area of Pisgah National Forest brought several departments from Transylvania and Henderson counties together to flex their cooperative muscle.

“It was seamless,” said Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney. “We all just jumped in and did what we needed to do, and we were very fortunate to have a happy ending.”

Mahoney said up to 20 agencies were involved, along with agencies on stand-by, totaling 150 volunteers.

“Boots on the ground, it was quite an effort,” he said. “The ar...

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