Search for missing 15-year-old in Mendota Heights

Police in Mendota Heights, Minnesota were searching the area of the Dodge Nature Center on Friday afternoon for a missing 15-year-old boy with health issues. A helicopter, ATVs, drone, K9 and foot patrols have been deployed to assist in the search.

AT 5:48 p.m., police provided an update that the boy has been in contact with a family member and they no longer believe that he is in or around the Dodge Nature Center.

Police have not named the missing child, but described him as a Hispanic male with dark-colored hair, no shirt, a blue backpack and light-colored long pants. 

Mendota Heights police do not want volunteer searchers joining the search effort, adding they have plenty of resources and assistance from other law enforcement agencies. Please call 911 if you see the missing boy.