McGRADY, N.C. (AP) -- The reunion of a 12-year-old Boy Scout and his parents is under way in western North Carolina.
Park rangers escorted a weak and dehydrated Michael Auberry out of the rugged North Carolina mountains this afternoon, four days after he wandered away from his troop's camp site.
Michael Auberry reached the Blue Ridge Parkway shortly before 1 p.m. Shortly afterward, he and his parents gathered at a parkway office.
National Park Service spokeswoman Tina White says she doesn't have exact details about where or how Michael was found. But officials first received word shortly before 11 a.m that he was spotted within a mile and a half of the camp site.
Michael vanished after lunch with his fellow Scouts and troop leaders on Saturday. His father said the adults and the other boys on the trip told him Michael had slept late but nothing appeared to have been wrong.
Authorities say the boy probably wandered into the woods to explore.
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