Utah Boy Scout Missing Since Friday Found Alive, Sunburned, Dehydrated

Kamas, Utah (AP) The eleven-year-old boy missing in Utah's
Uinta Mountains, Brennan Hawkins, has been found alive. That's according to a boy scout official. Brennan was found just before noon near Lily Lake, about five miles northeast of the boy scout camp where he was last seen Friday.

Kay Godfrey, spokesman at the scouts' Great Salt Lake Council, confirmed the news to the Associated Press. Godfrey says it's a "modern-day" miracle that the boy was found.

Doctors at Primary Children's Medical Center say hawkins has some scrapes, bumps and bruises, but they expect the boy to make a full recovery. Hospital Medical Director Ed Clark says the boy is dehydrated and was starved for a period of time, but that children have a remarkable capacity to bounce back.

The boy will stay at the hospital overnight for observation. Brennan's family rode to the hospital with him. Outside the hospital his mother, Jody Hawkins, said the family was grateful for every person who helped in the search.

Tuesday was the fourth day of searching for Brennan.

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