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Update: Missing Purcellville boy found safe

Photo courtesy/Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office/ Andrew Hyde, 11, has been missing from the Purcellville area since late Friday afternoon.
Updated: 4:46 p.m. Saturday

After 24 hours, authorities have located a missing 11-year-old Purcellville boy.

Andrew Hyde was found a short distance from his home in hay bales, according to Liz Mills, spokesperson for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

The boy was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but otherwise is in good condition, Mills said.

Updated: 2 p.m. Saturday

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office at this time is conducting another search with helicopters and bloodhounds, trying to locate an 11-year-old boy who was reported missing late Friday afternoon.

Andrew Hyde, according to Liz Mills, spokesperson for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, was adopted along with his sister eight years ago from Russia.

The family has lived in Purcellville for the last six months. The rest of the time was spent in Ashburn.

Original story:

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an 11-year-old boy who has been missing from the area of Gallop Lane, north of Purcellville, since late Friday afternoon.

The boy, Andrew Hyde, left his home on his own accord around 4:30 p.m. Friday. He is described as white, 4 feet tall, with a thin build, dirty blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a long sleeved dark gray/black shirt with yellow and black stripes and blue jeans with holes in the knees.

Members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team conducted an aerial and ground search for the boy. Aerial support was provided by the Maryland State Police and the Fairfax County Police Department. A reverse 911 message was also sent to homes within the immediate area of where the child was reported missing. Members of the community also assisted in the search.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with any information o the whereabouts of Andrew to immediately call the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center at 703-777-1021.

This is a developing story. Check back to LoudounTimes.com for more information as it becomes available.
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