ANDOVER, Ohio — The 15-year-old who disappeared during a family camping trip in Pymatuning State Park was located at a Pennsylvania video store Monday, about 60 miles from where he was last seen.
Investigators said Caleb Denlinger, 15, was unharmed.
About 50 people were involved in the search for Denlinger, which began after he was reported missing around 10 a.m. Sunday.
His family said he went for a bike ride around 6 a.m. and never returned.
It was the family’s first time at Pymatuning State Park so they thought he might just be lost.
Pymatuning is a large park that sits on the Ohio-PA border.
The video store in which Denlinger was found is located in Mill Creek, Pa., near Erie.
The teen rode his bike that entire distance and spent the night in a bus station, investigators said. It was not known why he went to the video store.
A video store clerk recognized the teen and alerted the authorities, who were working to reunite him with his family.
Denlinger’s father said his son loves adventure but has never done something like that before.
“We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of resources, and the time invested in the search. May the Lord deeply bless and reward each of you and from our hearts we say thank you,” said Denlinger’s father.
The family is from Hartville, Ohio in Stark County.