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Autistic boy found after 20-hour search to throw first pitch at Twins game

Scott Meyer, the 5-year-old boy who was found earlier this month after disappearing near his home in Oak Grove, Wis., will throw out the first pitch at the Minnesota Twins game July 29 for Autism Awareness Day at Target Field. Hundreds searched for the boy, who had been missing for 20 hours when he was found by a volunteer searcher and his dog.
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Scott Meyer, the 5-year-old boy who was found earlier this month after disappearing near his home in Oak Grove, Wis., will throw out the first pitch at the Minnesota Twins game July 29 for Autism Awareness Day at Target Field. Hundreds searched for the boy, who had been missing for 20 hours when he was found by a volunteer searcher and his dog.

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The parents of a 5-year-old Wisconsin boy were clinging to hope he'll be found as searchers regrouped Wednesday morning about 25 miles southeast of the Twin Cities. More than 500 volunteers spent Tuesday searching through grass and wooded areas for Scotty Meyer. The non-verbal autistic boy disappeared while the air conditioner at his family’s home was being repaired at about noon Tuesday.