Missing 17-year-old Putney School student hiker found

PUTNEY – A missing 17-year-old student hiker was lost then found in Putney on Wednesday.

According to the report, a 17-year-old was part of a school hike when he ventured off the trail system.

Police say several students walked into the woods at around 8:30 a.m. for a nature lesson. Authorities became alarmed when the boy didn’t return with the others at 11:30 a.m.

Police and the Putney Fire Department responded to the Putney School on Houghton Brook Road at approximately 4 p.m. and set up a command post.

Police say the missing boy followed the voices and sirens and exited the woods unharmed and in good spirits.

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