LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed they found a juvenile who went missing in a remote part of the county on Saturday afternoon.
The sheriff’s office provided the initial information about the missing teen in a tweet around 1 p.m.
LC Emergcy Svcs and Search and Rescue to Crystal Mountain area – report of missing juvi male who wandered away from his campsite last night.—
Larimer Sheriff (@LarimerSheriff) June 21, 2014
The teen was later identified as 16-year-old Austin Quade, and a Larimer County spokesperson said he was found around 2:30 p.m. thanks to a phone call: safe and sound at a Country Buffet in Fort Collins.
The Crystal Mountain area is in Roosevelt National Forest about 40 miles geographically west of Fort Collins and about the same distance north of Estes Park.
The Crystal Mountain and nearby Moody Hill trails are popular recreational spots for those living in Fort Collins, as they are the closest trails available for off-roading vehicles to residents in the northern Colorado city.