A happy ending to the search for a missing boy in Bennington County.
Joseph "Jo Jo" McCray, of Arlington, was located alive and well by a ground search team around 9:30 Sunday morning. Jo Jo was located approximately 1 ¾ miles from where he was last seen off of US Route 7, Exit 3, Sunderland where he was hunting with his family.
Jo Jo was able to walk out of the woods on his own, but will be evaluated as a medical precaution. He spent 20 hours in the woods, where temperatures dropped below freezing. He was wearing camouflage coveralls, a red plaid jacket and maroon winter hat.
He had been missing since 1:00 p.m. Saturday when he went hunting with his family in the wooded area. When they entered the woods, the family spread out and Jo Jo went off by himself. He did not meet up at the arranged time or place.
Jo Jo is not an experienced hunter and is not familiar with the area. He was not carrying a cell phone nor radio and he did not have a firearm while hunting.
More than 100 members from the Vermont State Police Search and Rescue, Fish and Game, local fire departments and local residents assisted in the search. A Customs and Border Protection air and marine unit helicopter did an air search during the night.
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