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Missing 7-year-old boy found safe

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Courtesy: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
Where Evans was found. Photo courtesy: Janet Pope Where Evans was found. Photo courtesy: Janet Pope
Cole Evans Cole Evans
SELIGMAN, Ariz. -

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies say a 7-year-old boy is safe after he went missing near Seligman on Saturday.

Two Seligman residents found Cole Evans hiding underneath a trailer at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, deputies say. He was about a mile and a half from his grandmother's home near Anvil Rock Road.

The two people were part of a search effort and recognized Evans immediately when the boy ran towards them.

Evans was reunited with his family and examined by DPS Ranger paramedics.  They say he is in good condition and doesn't need any medical treatment.

Detectives are investigating how the boy survived the 15 degree overnight temperatures.

Deputies say Evans has a form of autism and doesn't like loud noises. They believe he may have surivived because the sound of helicopters kept him moving.

Evans told deputies he wandered off to explore and got lost. He says he heard helicopters overnight, but when he saw the two rescuers, he knew to run to them for safety.

The boy's grandmother had last seen him around 10 a.m. on Saturday and assumed he wandered off the property without her knowledge.

Family members looked for Cole for about an hour before calling YCSO for help. DPS used night vision equipment and search dogs to look for the missing boy, but were unable to find him by the end of Saturday night. Community members and over 10 different teams continued the search Sunday.

FOX 10's Dan Spindle talks exclusively with Bill and Janet Pope, the couple who found the missing boy.

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