A 16-year-old boy with autism from Morgan County has been found safe in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
Brycen Crisp was visiting family members in Blaine, Kentucky when we was reported missing about 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Crisp was found safe just before 6 a.m., according to the Lawrence County Office of Emergency Management.
A 16-year-old boy with autism has been reported missing in the southwestern part of Lawrence County, Kentucky.
Bryson Crisp, who is lives in Morgan County, Ky., was visiting his grandparents and was reported missing about 11 PM Tuesday night in Blaine, Ky.
The Lawrence County Office of Emergency Management reported an active search is in progress along Rockhouse Trace Road. just off Brushy Creek Road.
It is believed the teen walked away from his grandparents home.
He was last seen wearing a blue Morgan County T-shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes.
Bryson Crisp is 6 foot tall and weighs approximately 180-190 lbs.
He is possibly pushing a Maroon 10 Speed bicycle with two flat tires and was last seen around 8:30 Tuesday evening.
Lawrence Co Search and Rescue and Rough Terrain Rescue Knott County are currently searching for the young man.
If you see Crisp, call 911 for Lawrence County Emergency Dispatchers.
Talk About Coincidental (and better) Timing
REPORTED MISSING CHILD SATURDAY AT YATESVILLE LAKE TURNS OUT TO BE UNEXPECTED MOCK DRILL
JUNE 1, 2015
The search for the missing Morgan County disabled teenager in Lawrence County could not have happened at a better time; considering just over 72 hours earlier, what was reported as a missing child at Yatesville Lake instead turned out to be a surprise drill by local emergency officials.
On Saturday, May 31, just after 2 p.m., over a dozen Lawrence County Search and Rescue personnel were activated for a search for what was reported as a lost child at the Boy Scout Camp at Yatesville Lake.
The Lawrence County Search and Rescue team members did not know when they arrived and began their rescue search operation that in reality it was a clandestine drill arranged by the Lawrence County Emergency Management agency.
When the search team located the “missing child” less than two hours later, they were notified that they were a part of what turned out to be an unexpected, but successful training endeavor.
Michael Woods, head of the Lawrence County Emergency Management agency, released a statement following the end of the disguised Yatesville training search:
“I want to commend Lawrence County Search and Rescue for a job well done today,” Woods said. “Members of the team were activated for what they thought was a real search for a lost child today at the Boy Scout Camp at Yatesville Lake.”
“We had setup a scenario that required the team to search for clues in order for them to find the direction of travel and eventually the individual,” Woods said.
“What makes this impressive is the team is not even a year old. Team members have been extremely active in pursuing training opportunities whenever available in order to be able to serve our community at the best of their abilities,” Woods said.
The crews were able to locate 4/5 clues and the subject. From the time the crews got on scene until subject was located took one hour and 40 minutes. The subject was located between one and two miles from the last seen location.