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Helicopters, Ground Teams Search For Boy Missing in N. Arizona

JACOB LAKE, Ariz. — Air Force helicopters, search dogs and ground crews are looking for a 5-year-old boy missing since he wandered off from a northern Arizona forest campsite while chasing grasshoppers.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office says the search began late Thursday after relatives of Jerald Joseph Williams reported he'd been missing for about four hours and that friends and family members hadn't been able to find him.

The Sheriff's Office says the boy's group of about 20 people was at an unimproved campsite about 12 miles south of Jacob Lake in part of the Kaibab National Forest. That area is north of the Grand Canyon.

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Searchers include sheriff's deputies, search-and-rescue ground teams, state police and game officers and two helicopters with night-vision equipment from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.