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Missing Huntington boy found safe

A 16-year-old reported missing from Huntington has been found safe at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, the Huntington Police Department confirmed early today.

Brandon Lee Smith had been last seen at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Huntington. At that time, police did not believe he was a runaway and were concerned for his safety because he has health issues that could put him in danger.

EJ Carroll, chief of police of Huntington, said they had received several valuable tips that led them to the Rescue Mission on Superior Street.

Late Thursday evening, police had formed search parties at the local Wal-Mart. Huntington County Community School employees and approximately 150 local residents had come out to hep locate the missing youth.