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12 Year Old Boy Scout, Michael Auberry, Missing in NC Park Since Saturday (UPDATE: Found Alive)

Michael Auberry, a 12 year old Boy Scout from Troop 230 of Greensboro, NC was reported missing in Doughton State Park located near Stone Mountain State Park. At the time the Boy Scout went missing he was wearing pants, a shirt and a coat.



  • White male, 12
  • 5 feet 4 and 110 pounds
  • Reddish-brown curly hair
  • Wearing blue jeans, red jacket with reflective tape, dark blue hat  
  • wearing a pair of wire-rim eye glasses.

TRAPHILL, N.C. — Search teams combed mountain terrain Sunday for a 12-year-Michael Auberryold Boy Scout who disappeared during an outing.

About 10 scouts and the adult leaders of Troop 230, from Greensboro, noticed that Michael Auberry was missing between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday in Stone Mountain State Park, officials said.

The troop had gone on a hike earlier Saturday, and the boy and an adult stayed behind, said David Bauer, a ranger with the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was not immediately clear why they stayed behind.

After the troop returned and ate lunch with Michael and the adult, the troop noticed the boy was missing from camp. Searchers found part of his mess kit less than a mile away late Saturday, Bauer said. (Houston Chronicle)

Michael Auberry_Park

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Searchers find missing Boy Scout’s mess kit, footprints

WILKESBORO, North Carolina (CNN) — Authorities searching for a 12-year-old Boy Scout missing since Saturday found his mess kit near where he had been camping with members of his troop near the Blue Ridge Parkway, officials told CNN Sunday.

The missing boy, Michael Auberry, of Greensboro, North Carolina, had remained with an adult at the campsite while other scouts went for a hike, said Dave Bauer of the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Service.

When the other scouts returned, they ate lunch with Michael who later disappeared from the camp, Bauer said.

UPDATE I: Day Two In Search For Missing Boy Scout

UPDATE II: Search continues for missing Scout

Brent Pennington, a district ranger with the Blue Ridge Parkway, said that crews are spending the day searching intensively in small areas and moving on to others if they don’t find anything.

“Right now we’re still very optimistic,” Pennington said.

Last night, a dive team from Alleghany County searched in the water below a dam in Doughton Park. Auberry’s parents, Kent Auberry and Debbie Hayes, said they were very relieved when the water search turned up nothing. (Journal Now)

UPDATE III: Family Asks for Prayers as Search Continues for Missing Boy Scout in North Carolina

MCGRADY, N.C. —  The family of a missing Boy Scout asked for prayers Monday as the search for the 12-year-old continued in a heavily wooded mountain area in western North Carolina.

“We’re doing our best to provide moral support to the family, to the leaders of the troop,” said John Meeks, Scout Executive of the Greensboro-based Old North State Council, which governs the troop and others in the region. “They’re asking for prayers. As you can imagine, they’re concerned.”

Chopper and tactical tracking teams were being used Monday, and searchers were also going to check out drainage ditches. They were to focus their search in the area from where Auberry’s mess kit was found and outward.

“The most probable thing is that he walked away, went out in the woods and went to investigate,” said David Bauer, a ranger with the parkway. (Fox News)

UPDATE IV: AMBER ALERT Issued for 12 year old Michael Auberry

Springfield, IL, March 19, 2007 –(PR.COM)– Michael Auberry has been missing since Saturday March 17th. He was camping in Doughton State Park near Wilkesboro, N.C.

Michael was dressed for the weather, with a heavy red coat with an inner fleece coat, and he had gloves and a hat in a pocket. He was wearing a dark blue University of North Carolina Tar Heels baseball cap.

Michael went missing around lunch time. Search parties and volunteers continue to scour the area in hopes of finding the missing scout.

UPDATE V: Missing 12 year old Boy Scout Michael Auberry Found Alive

Tremendous news out of North carolina. Park ranger reports have confirmed that Michael Auberry has been found alive.

Missing Boy Scout Found Alive  

MCGRADY, N.C. (AP)  –  Rescue teams found 12-year-old Michael Auberry alive shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday after almost three full days of searching. Reports indicate Auberry was weak but in good condition, although he was to be transported by ambulance to a local hospital as a precaution.

According to park ranger Tina White, Auberry was physically able to walk out under his own power, but would be transported by vehicle along the park’s trails.

No details were immediately available about the location where the boy was found

March 18th, 2007 at 08:17pm Posted by | Amber Alert, Found Alive, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures, Search and Rescue | 3 comments

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  1. Just wanted to say I am so happy to hear that Michael was found safe. My heart goes out to his family and friends and to Michael himself. My son went missing just for a few hours once and I can remember the anguish I went through. I’m glad that this had a happy ending!!

    Comment by Tina Tremain | March 20, 2007

  2. Has anyone considered the unambiguous premise for this entire incident ? Michael Auberry is a spoiled child who appears to manage his father like a page. His father had every Dr. Spock excuse for his son’s disappearance but the most obvious and accurate. Michael didn’t get his way. He decided to punish everyone, especially his father, by merely walking away to show them he was unhappy with his attendance on a camping trip. He sat in the woods watching volunteer searchers, helicopters and numerous public officials looking for him. At a distance of a half mile from the campsite, he eventually decided he had made his point and walked up to searchers asking for a helicopter ride as a reward for his sacrifice of spending 3 nights in the woods. His father is going to let him readjust from his trauma, in his own time, considering a request for a merit badge for this harrowing experience.

    Sadly, this is a commonly occurring example of NEW AGE parenting and the resultant idiocracy of how we are building our future. When will we wake up and recognize the folly of sparing the rod and acting like parents ?!

    Comment by Java | March 22, 2007

  3. My Message is for Michael. Children nowdays have seen so much violence in their everyday life that they are simpley not aware of how valued they are as an individuals. As adults we have to constantly let you know that we expect you to screw up! we know you will screw up, and we need you to screw up! Our job as parent is to use those screw ups to demonstrat how much we love you, and how to turn your screw ups into a positive learning lesson.
    Screwing up is not important! What is important is that your PARENTS teach you how to un screw, your screw up. This can only be shown with LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING! You can easly do it! We all are praying for you and can’t wait to see what a wonderful adult you are going to turn into!
    You are our happy ending!

    Comment by Marlene Morgenthaler | March 22, 2007

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