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16-year-old runaway from boarding home recovering after spending night in cold

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WAYNE COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A 16-year-old boy is recovering after train workers found him in the cold in Wayne County.

According to the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, the boy ran away from a boarding home in Wayne County Tuesday night.

He left the home around 6:30 p.m. and was found by train workers passing through the area at 2 a.m. the next day.

The boy walked eight or nine miles from the home and was found four miles south of Leeper Mill Spring.

He was taken to a local hospital for frostbite and other cold weather issues. He is in stable condition.

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