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Drones, dogs find missing boy

Police and other first responders used flying drones and dogs to find a missing Barnard youth Monday night.

Atlas Jennings, age 11, was located late tonight by search and rescue crews in South Pomfret and is in good health. The Vermont State Police, including the Search and Rescue Team and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program, was assisted by the Barnard Fire Department, New England K9, and the Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team.

He left his Ashely Rd., Barnard home at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16. He was last seen walking down the road away from his house. His family reported him missing to the Vermont State Police at about 7:20 p.m. Monday. The disappearance was not considered suspicious.

State law prohibits the use of drone surveillance or searching for humans, except in emergency rescue situations.

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