A missing boy was found Tuesday afternoon in southern Texas County.

A search for a missing boy ended successfully Tuesday afternoon in southern Texas County.

The autistic child was found near Chapel Road in Pierce Township, authorities said. The search included officers with the Texas County Sheriff’s Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A helicopter was en route to the scene at the time he was found. A drone had been deployed earlier. A search dog also had been sought.

The boy did not appear to have any injuries.

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