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Matthew Emmert Flyer

Authorities were searching for 15-year-old Matthew Emmert, who was last seen in the Skyline West area late Tuesday night before being found Thursday.

The 15-year-old Corvallis boy reported missing late Tuesday night was found unharmed and returned home Thursday afternoon. 

Lt. Dan Duncan of the Corvallis Police Department said 15-year-old Matthew Emmert, who had last been seen leaving his home in the Skyline West neighborhood at around midnight Tuesday, was located at Northwest Tyler Avenue and Fifth Street in Corvallis Thursday afternoon. 

"He's safe and sound," Duncan said. "He just decided that he wanted to go on a little adventure. But he was glad to go home."

Corvallis police and Benton County Search and Rescue began the search after Emmert was reported missing Wednesday. Several vehicles with the Corvallis Police Department and Benton County Search and Rescue, including a plane with Benton County Sheriff’s Office Air Search and Rescue (also known as Sky SAR), were seen in the Skyline West area Thursday morning continuing the search.

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