Area residents assist officials in finding missing 6-year-old

FAIRBANKS- Area residents were able to locate a 6-year-old Fairbanks boy and his dog this afternoon after both were reported missing.

Alaska State Troopers said the boy was last seen at his residence on Skyline Drive at approximately 11:21 this morning and issued the alert asking for the public's assistance in locating the two.

Both Wilderness Search and Rescue and PAWS search and Rescue Dogs were called in for mutual aid.

The boy was found in good health, and both he and the dog were returned home.