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Parents of found Prescott boy extend thanks to searchers

Five-year-old Scott Meyer's autism prevents him from describing what he went through last week when he wandered away from home and spent a night on a Mississippi River bluff. Nurses pulled eighty deer ticks off of him. But apart from countless mosquito bites and a sunburn, he's okay. His parents publicly thanked the 200 volunteers who searched for him and the man whose golden retriever found Scott.
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Five-year-old Scott Meyer's autism prevents him from describing what he went through last week when he wandered away from home and spent a night on a Mississippi River bluff. Nurses pulled eighty deer ticks off of him. But apart from countless mosquito bites and a sunburn, he's okay. His parents publicly thanked the 200 volunteers who searched for him and the man whose golden retriever found Scott.

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