CASTLE ROCK, Wash. – Searchers found a 16-year-old boy who went missing in the woods for two days near his home in Castle Rock, Wash. Wednesday.
The boy's family said they found Elijah “Eli” Velke in the woods behind their house where he went missing Wednesday.
Elijah’s family called the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office Thursday after Elijah didn’t come home.
Around 50 volunteers were searching for Elijah Friday near his home in the 900 block of McKee Road in Castle Rock.
His family said he was lost or injured in the woods. The search area was about 15 square miles of steep, rugged terrain, authorities said.