In a happy turn of events, a Florida 10-year-old boy who had been reported missing Thursday was found Friday morning by ABC Action News reporter Cameron Polom.
The news reporter was walking through the neighborhood while covering the story early Friday morning, when he spotted the missing Kimball Elementary School student standing alone by a fence, reported TODAY News.
Reporter Cameron Polon and Paul Ezekial
“When I saw him, he looked not only tired, but he looked scared he might be in trouble,” said Polom.
It’s unclear why the boy decided to walk away. The boy has a mild learning disability, but family members say he had never been missing before.
Authorities launched a search and rescue effort overnight with the help of sheriff’s dogs and helicopters but the search was hampered by a rainstorm that moved through the area. They held a news conference early the next morning to let media know about the missing boy.
Here’s polom’s report on the emotional story:
However, Polom doesn’t give himself any credit himself for cracking the case. “I was just in the right place at the right time. I wasn’t out there all night looking for him like the deputies were,” he said.