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Missing 10-year-old boy found safe in Meridianville

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A helicopter hovers in the area of Inspiration Point subdivision in Madison County. A helicopter hovers in the area of Inspiration Point subdivision in Madison County.
Dakota Wallace (Source: Madison Co. Sheriff's Office) Dakota Wallace (Source: Madison Co. Sheriff's Office)
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Madison County Sheriff's deputies found a 10-year-old boy that had gone missing from the Meridianville area Thursday morning.

Dakota Duane Wallace's parents reported him missing at 5:30 a.m. Thursday. Sheriff's investigators said the boy left his home on Arrow Lands Trail sometime overnight.

A nearly 70-member team searched for Wallace through most of the morning and set up a command post at the home.

The Madison County Sheriff's Department, the Huntsville-Madison County Rescue Squad, a HEMSI K-9 unit, the Merdidianville Fire Department and a Medflight helicopter assisted with the search.

Deputies who went door-to-door to locate Wallace found him at a home about a mile east on Patterson Road sometime after 9:30 a.m.

Sheriff's officials said Wallace had left his home like this before.

An official from the Department of Human Resources was also on the scene to interview Wallace's guardians.

The boy will likely be interviewed by officials at the National Children's Advocacy Center in Huntsville for further evaluation, according to sheriff's officials.

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