Crime - Sacto 911

Teenage boy and dog missing near American River in Placer County found safe

A 17-old-boy who was reported missing Monday afternoon in Placer County has been located..

The boy had last been seen walking his dog on a trail near the American River, and Placer County Sheriff's Office and California State Parks personnel began searching the area between the American River confluence and Lake Clementine, according to a Sheriff's Office Twitter post about 3:45 p.m. Monday.

The Sheriff's Office reported shortly before 5 p.m. that the boy had been found and thanked Twitter followers for tips that helped in locating him.