Missing 7-year-old Highlands boy found safe

Deputies in Highlands County say a 7-year-old boy who went missing in Avon Park this afternoon has now been found safe.

According to the sheriff’s office, the boy was last seen around 2 p.m. at Park Elementary near the school’s east gate. An hour later, deputies issued a missing child alert.

Not long after that, the sheriff's office announced that he'd been found safe.

No other information was provided.