The Hartville teen reported missing over the weekend while camping with his family in Pymatuning State Park in Andover was found Monday in Erie, Pa.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials said Monday that authorities in Mill Creek, Pa., found Caleb Denlinger, 15, nearly 60 miles from where he and his family had been camping.
The boy was located at a video store.
Park officials said he stayed Sunday night at a bus station then rode some 60 miles to Mill Creek in Erie County on his bicycle.
“He’s in good health,” a park official said.
An employee at the video store notified police of the presence of the missing boy after becoming aware of the incident through social media.
The boy’s uncle, who declined to be identified, offered no further details about the circumstances surrounding his nephew’s disappearance. He did, however, thank the dozens of volunteers who searched for Caleb.
According to state park officials, Caleb was reported missing around 6 a.m. Sunday after last being seen on his bike at the Pymatuning State Park Campgrounds. He left without his cellphone.
ODNR officers, Ashtabula County sheriff’s deputies, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and several other agencies participated in the search.
Crews conducted a ground search of the 106 miles of land that make up the sprawling park while aircraft searched overhead.
The search continued Sunday night with aircraft using night vision and heat-sensing equipment.
Caleb was camping at the park with his parents and two siblings.