UPDATE- 11 A.M.
Around 10:15 a.m. a DPS helicopter spotted missing 13 year old, Cody Moore, in the Sam Houston National Forest. They were unable to reach him, but contacted a ground crew and directing them toward him. After about 20 minutes, the boy was found alive and well, but very cold. He was taken to Huntsville Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure.
Moore said after dark he stopped for the night and covered himself with his shirt. He was in the woods for a little over 24 hours and endured temperatures as low as 28 degrees.
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UPDATE- 8:30 A.M.
The temperature has risen to 34 degrees. Additional crews are arriving to continue the search.
UPDATE- 5 A.M.
The teen is still missing. The use of thermal imaging devices and all other search methods have been unsuccessful, thus far.
The temperature has dropped to 28 degrees in the search area.
According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, the Sam Houston National Forest has 161,508 acres.
UPDATE- 3 A.M.
March 2, 2009
NORTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY- A major search effort is underway for a missing 13-year-old Crosby boy believed lost in the Sam Houston National Forest, which is in North Montgomery County, South Walker County and San Jacinto County.
Officials say the boy was with a Junior ROTC group of about 200, participating in a compass exercise when he went into the woods around 10:45 a.m., armed with only a compass and a map. He never came out.
A search began around 5:30 p.m.
At 11 p.m., the temperature in the area was about 37 degrees, and by 3 a.m., it was around 33 degrees. The missing boy was not wearing any sort of jacket, according to officials.
He is described as 5 feet 10 inches, with black hair, and was wearing black sweat pants, a long-sleeved shirt and hiking boots.
Montgomery and Walker County Sheriff’s Offices are on-scene, along with a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter, Montgomery County Search and Rescue, the North Montgomery County Fire Department, New Waverly Fire Department and Magnolia Fire Department.