SKOKIE, Ill. (WLS) -- An 11-year-old boy with nonverbal autism who was last seen near the North Shore Channel in Skokie has been found safe, police say.
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The boy was last seen by a witness riding a scooter on the bike path near McCormick Boulevard and Main Street around 4:57 p.m. Thursday, Skokie police said.
The witness told police she watched the boy scale a fence near the canal. His scooter was later found unattended.
Chopper7 flew overhead as authorities searched along the North Shore Channel Thursday evening.
Authorities have not shared additional details.
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Missing 11-year-old boy with autism last seen near Skokie canal found safe, police say