Missing Manistee teen found safe at state park - WNEM TV 5

Missing Manistee teen found safe at state park

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A missing 16-year-old boy, who may have been heading to Mid-Michigan, was found Friday night.

Garrett Sheaks has Asperger's and was last seen April 2.

The Manistee County Sheriff's Office said at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 6, Sheaks was found at Orchard Beach State Park.

A family from the Paw Paw area had checked into the park with their camper.

The sheriff's office said they were there less than two hours when Sheaks approached the family.

Sheaks said he was extremely cold with numbness in his feet.

9-1-1 was called and troopers from Michigan State Police and deputies from the Manistee County Sheriff's Office immediately responded.

Sheaks told officers that he took shelter in a bathroom at the south end of the park.

His bike and belongings were recovered from the location.

The teen was taken to Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital for hypothermia treatment and is now in stable condition. 

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