- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who got separated from his fellow hikers and spent a freezing night alone in a northern Arizona forest has been found alive.

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Gerry Blair says search crews found Michael Sandoval around noon Tuesday. He says the boy apparently wandered off and got lost Monday afternoon northwest of Flagstaff in the Red Mountain area.

The skies were clear overnight but the temperature dipped below freezing.

Blair says Michael is in good condition. He says the hiking group consisted of three adults and 10 clients from an area behavioral health center.

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