- Associated Press - Monday, August 11, 2014

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - State police say a Boy Scout leader who went missing from a western Pennsylvania campground and was feared drowned had simply left due to a personal emergency without telling anyone.

Police and Boy Scout officials aren’t identifying the counselor wo left Camp Agawam near New Castle on Sunday.

The 24-year-old counselor wasn’t seen after 3 a.m. Sunday and his whereabouts weren’t clear until officials traced his cellphone to North Versailles (VER’-sayls), a Pittsburgh suburb about 50 miles away.

Authorities say the counselor didn’t let anyone know when or why he left the camp, which violated the scouting group’s protocols.

Officials briefly searched a small lake at the camp about 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh before learning the counselor was OK.

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