Missing boy found safe

UPDATE: Matthew Yarborough was found safe two miles from YMCA Camp Greenville on Friday morning.

Around 7 a.m. Friday, Yarbrough was found walking down a gravel road by people at a neighboring camp, Green River Preserve.

GREENVILLE COUNTY — A 9-year-old boy was reported missing from YMCA Camp Greenville around 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.

Matthew Yarborough, who has autism, was last seen wearing a black shirt, said Master Deputy Jason Cox.

Deputies and a search and rescue team responded to the camp on YMCA Camp Road in northern Greenville County on Thursday evening.

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Anyone with any information on Matthew's whereabouts is asked to call the Greenville County Sheriff's Office at 864-371-3600.

YMCA Camp Greenville released this statement:

“At YMCA Camp Greenville, the safety and well-being of children in our care always has been and always will be a top priority. We alerted the authorities this afternoon as soon as we learned that he was missing and have been focusing all our efforts on the search and rescue mission to locate him. Please keep him and his family in your prayers,” said Scot Baddley, President & CEO, YMCA of Greenville.

At 1400 acres, Camp Greenville is the 5th largest Y Camp in the country, according to the YMCA of Greenville. The mountain top campus is situated at 3200 feet above sea level, located off U.S. 276 about 17 miles southeast of Brevard.

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