Police locate missing 12-year-old Ottawa County boy

OAK HARBOR, Ohio — Police have found a 12-year-old Ottawa County boy who was previously missing.

Evan Hall was reported missing to the Oak Harbor Police Department Wednesday afternoon.

He was last seen around 7:30 a.m. before school, however police said they had reason to believe that Hall never actually went to school.

Oak Harbor Police Department announced on Facebook Thursday that Hall had been found safely and reunited with his family.

They also thanked the community for their help, saying:

“On behalf of the Oak Harbor Police Department we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to our neighboring agencies who answered our call for assistance without hesitation. Anytime a situation like this occurs time is of the essence, getting boots & paws on the ground quickly is of the upmost importance. The only way to cover large areas is with teamwork & these agencies helped us to achieve that.

We’d like to thank Carroll Township Ohio Police Department, US Border Patrol & their K9’s, Ohio State Highway Patrol& their K9’s, Port Clinton Police Department & their K9, the Ottawa County Sheriffs Office, Erie County Sheriff’s Office, and Perkins Township Police Department.

We would also like to extend our appreciation to our residents & followers who helped us to spread the word quickly. We’re proud to serve this community.”

They said they are grateful Hall is safe and remind residents, “if you see something, say something.”

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