Autistic Boy Missing Overnight Found in Mountain Ravine

Authorities say a 15-year-old autistic boy is doing fine after he went missing overnight in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Danny Barrett was found in a ravine Sunday morning several miles
from the Santa Clara County park where he became separated from his

Sheriff's Lt. Ed Wise said the boy seemed unharmed despite spending the night outside wearing a sweatshirt soaked from playing in a creek. He was taken to a Gilroy hospital for observation.

More than 100 rescuers searched for the boy along with bloodhounds and a National Guard helicopter before darkness halted the search.

Wise said the boy is nonverbal and could not respond to calls from rescuers.

The boy was found when dogs started barking at him near a searcher's home.

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