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UPDATE: Missing 12-year-old boy from Walton-on-Thames who went missing from Box Hill found safe and well

News   •   Apr 19, 2019 18:52 BST

A 12-year-old boy from Walton-on-Thames who went missing earlier today has been found safe and well.

Officers who were out searching for the boy spotted him walking along the A25 near Dorking.

We would like to thank everyone who assisted with the search, and those who helped share our appeal; the community really pulled together to help offer their support in searching for David.

Our appeal on Facebook was shared over 1,900 times alone, this support is greatly appreciated by not only us, but the family of the boy.
We would also like to thank our colleagues from Surrey Search and Rescue who assisted with the search by providing a helicopter and boats to help look for the boy. 

What we would ask now, is that his privacy is respected and his photo is removed from social media.

Surrey Search & Rescue is a 100% voluntary specialist search team which helps the emergency services find missing vulnerable adults and children. They are on-call 24 hours a day, with a team of 50+ people and search dogs to respond across Surrey and surrounding areas. They rely wholly on donations to purchase and maintain vital lifesaving equipment, and continue to offer the best training to their team.