A 5-year-old New Jersey boy who disappeared while hiking with his family in Acton has been found, safe and sound.

Chris Grecco was hiking in a wooded area, off the Hussey Hill Road in Acton around 6:00 Sunday evening while out hiking with family. His relatives searched for several hours and then notified the York County Sheriff's Office around 8 p.m. Maine Game Wardens, along with Deputies, Maine State Police, members of the Acton Fire Department, and York County EMA began looking for the boy. Canine teams were brought in from the Warden Service, a bloodhound team from New Hampshire, and a tean from the Maine Search and Rescue Dogs (MESARD) organization all responded.

It was just after 2:00 Monday morning when that rescue dog team, Dorothy Small and her K-9 Tala, located Chris about a half mile from where he went missing. He was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.

The Maine Warden Service reminds folks to stay together while hiking, don't take shortcuts, have proper clothing for the weather, and a backpack filled with emergency supplies, just in case you need them. Officials also recommend calling authorities if you can't find your lost person within 20 minutes after you notice they've gone missing so professional searchers can start looking early, before they've gone too far.

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